HuffPost reshapes its commitment in India as mobile Internet use continues to skyrocket


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On the heels of the AOL-Verizon-Oath amalgamation, HuffPost will soon end its partnership with India’s largest media conglomerate and forge its own path with an independent HuffPost India edition. It’s one of many U.S.-based news organizations trying to seize the still-rising Indian media market, but now HuffPost is attempting to break out of the herd. “This was a place where we felt like we wanted to invest and to go in a different direction. We very much plan to remain in India as a publisher and continue to do journalism here. We plan to expand our team here,” HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen emphasized to Livemint, the website of Indian business publication Mint. She also noted that more than 50 percent of HuffPost’s audience is outside of the United States. HuffPost had partnered with India’s Times Group, the publisher of the highest-circulation English-language newspaper in Continue reading "HuffPost reshapes its commitment in India as mobile Internet use continues to skyrocket"

From Nieman Reports: Why news outlets are watching India’s next billion Internet users


This post is by Hasit Shah from Nieman Lab


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Editor’s note: Our sister publication Nieman Reports is out with its new issue. There’s lots to read, but Nieman Lab readers might be particularly interested in this story, by former Nieman-Berkman Fellow Hasit Shah, on the evolving landscape for digital media in India.

Every morning, Mr. and Mrs. Singh gently shoo their dog away from the freshly delivered copies of The Times of India and the Hindustan Times, two of India’s oldest and most popular English-language newspapers, and settle down to read Continue reading "From Nieman Reports: Why news outlets are watching India’s next billion Internet users"