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Who owns Indian media? How is ownership control over the media exercised? How does it affect editorial independence? Does Indian media underserve citizens as a result? What does it mean for democracy?
Krishna Prasad is former Editor-in-Chief of ‘Outlook’, and a former member of the Press Council of India, representing the Editors Guild. In a 32-year career in newspaper, magazine and websites, Krishna Prasad has worked in four cities and six publications, and taught journalism on three continents. He was part of the team that founded ‘Outlook’ magazine 21 years ago. He founded the world’s first daily technology newspaper ‘Tech Mail’ in Bangalore in the early 2000s, and was Editor of ‘Vijay Times’ of ‘The Times of India’ group. He has edited three books and publishes two globally read blogs.
Prem Panicker is an Indian cricket journalist. He was one of the co-founders of Rediff. He was the editor of the largest Indian-American newspaper called India Abroad based out of New York City. Prem was the managing editor of Yahoo! India, quitting in 2014 and is still involved in the content space. He is the director for The Peepli Project. He also translated the book ‘Randamoozham’ from Malayalam.