MediaNama

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MediaNama
Private
Industry News, Digital media
Founded 27 June 2008[1]
Headquarters Delhi, India
Area served
India, Global
Key people
Nikhil Pahwa (founder)
Products News
Website http://www.medianama.com

MediaNama is a web based portal for news and analysis of digital media in India owned by MixedBag Media Pvt Ltd. Established in 2008 by Nikhil Pahwa,[2] MediaNama covers news and provides analysis on product launches, mergers & acquisitions of digital companies, venture capital funding, industry research, joint ventures and other business developments related to Internet and Mobile communities, and content including music, gaming and video.[3]

History[edit]

As reported in Tech Crunch, Pahwa, an Indian blogger who was working at contentSutra (now PaidContent.org) quit in 2008 and moved on to start MediaNama, a rival in the same domain.[1][4] He continues to be the editor of MediaNama.[5] Apart from covering news on commercial enterprises, MediaNama also has a history of reporting on media trends and government policies in India pertaining to censorship and digital expression. The portal reported a story on Times Private Treaties, which was cited in the Press Council of India's report on "paid news".[6] They also made submissions to the Standing Committee on Information Technology in 2013 regarding the issue of paid news.[7]

#NAMA[edit]

In 2012, MediaNama organized its first conference, #NAMA around digital media businesses in Gurgaon.[8] The second #NAMA conference was scheduled to be held in Mumbai in June, 2013 but was cancelled due to bad weather.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bad karma at contentSutra after being bought by Guardian". Tech Crunch. 
  2. ^ Jagadeesh, Namitha (22 July 2008). "During lean times, look at other revenue streams". Mint. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "MediaNama/About us". About us. MediaNama. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Nikhil Pahwa". Blogadda. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Indians of Tomorrow: Dreamers and Doers". India Today. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Press Council sub-committee report on Paid News in India" (PDF). Press Council of India. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Standing Committee on Information Technology" (PDF). Government of India. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "CRIS introduces Rail Radar at #NAMA". EFY Times. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Update2: #NAMA2 postponed". MediaNama. Retrieved 3 January 2014.