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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bravo, Shekhar Gupta!

"... we never do paid news, or stretch any of the First Principles of Journalism."

 
AN EXCERPT FROM EDITOR IN CHIEF SHEKHAR GUPTA'S E-MAIL TO INDIAN EXPRESS STAFF:

We are today acknowledged to be one of the soundest news media companies within-our-size category. And no, we never do paid news, or stretch any of the First Principles of Journalism.

Never.

The truth is, it is overly simplistic to say, that we have a Chinese wall between marketing and editorial. We have never needed one. Because it is our colleagues in sales and marketing who have protected our editorial integrity with as much zeal and commitment as us journalists.

Bravo!

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