HT strips Vir Sanghvi of editorial advisory role

3 December 2010

Have the Niira Radia tapes claimed their first journalistic victim?

Last Sunday, columnist and anchor Vir Sanghvi announced that his weekly ‘Counterpoint’ point in the Hindustan Times would be taking a breather. Today, Archna Shukla of the Indian Express reports that his designation as “Advisory Editorial Director, HT Media” has been changed to “Advisor, HT Media”.

However, as if to underline the old adage that we should never believe anything until it is officially denied, the CEO of HT Media, Rajiv Verma has clarified that the redesignation had nothing to do with the recent controversy. Sanghvi too claims that the move was decided upon 4-5 months ago.

On his Twitter account, Sanghvi, currently in Bangkok, has posted a link to his latest food piece: The magic of the Snickers bar and the old Cadbury slabs.

Facsimile: courtesy The Indian Express

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2 Responses to “HT strips Vir Sanghvi of editorial advisory role”

  1. John Elliott Says:

    You might like to see my Riding the Elephant blog post that I’ve just put up -
    “‘Radia tapes’ highlight media flaws that fit with modern India” – http://wp.me/pieST-1a3
    je

  2. pauseandlisten Says:

    The designation change was being discussed in the HT newsroom a month or so back I remember, so I don’t think it has any bearing to the controversy. Stop sensationalizing please. And talk to HT staff if you want to really know the truth. The designation change is old news to us, even if you are hearing it for the first time.


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