The prestigious Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Relations, has appointed Ritu Kapur, Co-founder of The Quint, to its advisory board.
Other prominent appointees to the advisory board include Madhav Chinnappa, Google’s Director of Strategic Relations for News and Publishers, and Jimmy Mayman, former CEO, Huffington Post.
The board brings together top media professionals from across the globe, creating a network between major players in the world of journalism, and the Reuters Institute. The advisory board plays a central role in providing direction to the Institute’s work.
`I am delighted and looking forward to sharing our experiences and learning from some of the finest minds in the profession, as per the lofty standards of Oxford and Reuters’’, said Ms. Kapur while talking about her appointment. “New devices, rapidly evolving technology, younger newsrooms, interactive formats and social media for aggressive distribution – as journalism adapts to this rollercoaster, it is important to uphold the values of editorial rigour, fact checking and journalistic honesty. Hope to support RISJ in its thorough media studies and analysis.”
Prior to launching the award-winning mobile-first news platform The Quint, that’s aimed chiefly at the youth, she headed Programming at the History Channel. She was also the Features Editor at CNN IBN, where she launched the popular CJ (Citizen Journalist) Show, among others.
Ms. Kapur has conceived and produced Bhanwar, a docu-drama based on real-life incidents as well. Her shows ran to popular and critical acclaim, and went on to win several awards.