NL Interview: Ruben Banerjee on being a ‘sacked editor’ and the state of Indian media

NL Interview: Ruben Banerjee on being a ‘sacked editor’ and the state of Indian media

‘Most of the Indian media is owned by businessmen.’

ByNL Team
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Ruben Banerjee is a senior journalist and former editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine. In this interview with Tanishka Sodhi, he talks about his book, Editor Missing: The Media in Today’s India, and the state of press freedom in the country.

“Most of the Indian media is owned by businessmen who have other businesses, which means the media is not their only interest,” he says. “Most of the time, they are protecting their other businesses so the media plays a secondary role. They compromise on media standards or ethics.”

Ruben also details his unceremonious exit from Outlook, saying it was after he “suggested a cover story on...how things will be bad in Uttar Pradesh”. Watch for more.

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