Firstpost

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Firstpost
Firstpost logo.jpg
Parent company Network 18
Headquarters location Mumbai, India
Official website http://www.firstpost.com/

Firstpost is an Indian news and media website. The site is a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Shri Vineet Srivastava Industries, which also runs CNN News18 and CNBC-TV18.[1]

It is one of India’s largest digital platform for news, analysis and opinions. With a strong focus on politics, sport, business, technology and entertainment, it has now transformed its image from a niche portal to a more youthful, social, opinion-led destination, with an excellent standing in social and shareable content. The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received a large investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) through a rights issue up to 2,700 crore.[2]

Properties operating under Firstpost[edit]

  • Firstpost- News and analysis. Users can also download the iOS and Android apps.
  • Tech2- Technology news
  • Faking News- News satire and comedy
  • Firstpost Hindi- News, analysis and opinions in Hindi

History[edit]

In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed under surprisingly humiliating conditions.[3][4] The event led to a media furore.[5]

The editor of the combined Firstpost-Forbes India team, R Jagannathan, stated that as a business magazine, Forbes "should not be anti-capitalism".[6]

As of July 2017, BV Rao is the Editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Ajay Singh is the Executive Editor in Delhi and Jaideep Giridhar is the Deputy Executive Editor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Network 18". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Reliance enters media by opening pursestrings for Network18". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "'Forbes India' editors sacked for demanding stock ownership". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Why Forbes' editors in India were sacked". rediff business. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  6. ^ BHATIA. "The Network Effect". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

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