World Association of News Publishers

ANF Jul/Aug 2017

ANF Jul/Aug 2017

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Interview with Raj Chengappa, Group Editorial Director, India Today Group & President, The Editors Guild of India

Reinvent our print publications to continue to generate revenues 

WAN-IFRA: How has India Today managed to retain the No.1 position in the Indian news magazine scene?

Raj Chengappa:  The rational that has kept India Today magazine at No. 1 all these years is that we believe in the core values of clarity, credibility and relevance. Even in the age of information explosion that we are now in,
these remain our core strengths. Of course, we had to constantly reinvent ourselves and cater to the changing needs of our readers. On top of our mind has always been the existential question: Why should you read India Today magazine? In all the 41 years of our existence we have been able to satisfy our readers that India Today helps you make sense of the bewildering political, economic, social and cultural changes that India is constantly experiencing. India Today’s readership in the last Indian Readership Survey had grown and it was No. 1 in the News category with over 1.6 million average issue readership, while the readership of India Today Hindi edition
stood at 1.3 million.

Singapore Press Holding appoints new CEO & ED

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) announced in May that it would appoint Mr Ng Yat Chung as Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2017. Mr Ng is currently an independent director of SPH and chairs the Board Risk
Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

After serving 15 years in SPH, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, Mr Alan Chan
Heng Loon, 64, will be retiring with effect from 1 September 2017. He will also step down as a Director of SPH.


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