HT to get a new chief editor, Mint gets a new exec ed

03 May,2016

By A Correspondent


The winds of change are blowing at the Hindustan Times building at the capital’s Kasturba Gandhi Marg.


The newspaper is known to make smart choices for its top editorial decks, and it has now roped in one of the top Indian journalists working internationally as its next editor.


Sanjoy Narayan’s exit has been known for a while, purely for personal reasons. But his replacement in Aparisim Ghosh has been a surprise. Ghosh, better known as Bobby, has had a steady rise.  We still remember him from his days at BusinessWorld magazine in the early 1990s where among other things he even worked on the fornightly’s advertising and magazine section. Many from adland may remember him from those days.


From BW, he moved to the Far Eastern Economic Review stable which also published Asiaweek. In the last two-odd decades, Ghosh has worked with CNN and Time magazine and is reported to have , who resigned from Quartz, the Atlantic Media web-site in New York where he initially joined as Managing Editor in June 2014 but was soon moved over to an Editor-at-Large role. Ghosh, who is an American citizen of Indian origin, is also a regular on CNN as a Global Affairs Analyst, and prior to that, he worked at Time magazine as World Editor. There are also reports that Nicholas ‘Nic’ Dawes who had moved in from South Africa to take charge as Chief Editorial and Content Officer has also quit.


Meanwhile, there are changes announced at Mint too which is turning 10 next year. For one, there has been much talk about the paper turning broadsheet. The Berliner, which was said to make the paper unique, wasn’t very effective commercially, we are told.  So at Mint:  Anil Padmanabhan will be Executive Editor and incharge of all news operations (across various platforms). R Sukumar isn’t going anywhere. The various editors and bureau heads plus the editors of Business of Life and Lounge and the Start-Up team will report to him. As will Padmanabhan. There have been various other changes announced as well in an internal communiqué.


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