Should Prabhu Chawla edit New Indian Express?

14 December 2010

Editors, anchors, columnists, correspondents… tens of media personnel have been badly mauled in the eyes of news consumers, in the Niira Radia scandal.

But do the proprietors and managers really care?

Vir Sanghvi has suspended his weekly column in the Hindustan Times while merrily writing on food. The buck still stops at Barkha Dutt‘s table at 10 pm on NDTV while she fights a lonely battle from the trenches of Twitter.

Now, Manoj Kumar Sonthalia, grandson of the mighty Ramnath Goenka who is in charge of the southern editions of the paper, has reportedly decided to hire former India Today editor Prabhu Chawla, as the new editor of  The New Indian Express (TNIE), despite the thick smog of scandal hanging over the latter’s underprotected head.

Chawla, who got a most perplexing certificate of merit from The Hindu‘s editor-in-chief N. Ram, on the India Today-owned TV station Headlines Today, however, has had a slightly inauspicious entry. The outgoing TNIE team of Aditya Sinha has carried this brief excerpt involving Chawla from the second tranche of the Radia tapes.

Listen: Prabhu Chawla in conversation with Niira Radia

Also read: Prabhu Chawla‘s son named in media bribery case

“Accused” Ankur Chawla is now “investigator” Chawla

In the New Indian Express, old hands get the sack

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3 Responses to “Should Prabhu Chawla edit New Indian Express?”

  1. Sanjiva Prasad Says:

    To carry on the sleazy side of the RNG tradition? Courtesy the N Ram certificate?

  2. Avneesh Says:

    Sadly Inevitable happened. Chawla is on the helm of affair in the news paper with his strong pro-establishment views. He is like Vinod Sharma of HT and shamelessly pro-congress. Already destroyed the tradition of RNG and made the paper worthless

  3. Amit Says:

    Prabhu Chawla is the dark side of Indian journalism…. Chawla, who can’t write two straight sentences in English could thrive in English journalism only because of his street smartness. But what can anyone do when even an otherwise pompous N. Ram bats for a sleezy Chawla. What has happened to you Ram.What has happened to all your JNU trademark intellectualism?


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