Durga Raghunath

Durga is responsible for managing the business and editorial operations of all digital brands of the Indian Express Group. She is the founder-CEO of Firstpost, India’s first exclusively digital newsroom and was CEO of Network 18 digital, overseeing Moneycontrol, IBNLive, News18, Firstpost, Burrp!, In.com and regional media products. Durga started out in book publishing in India and with HarperCollins in New York. She co-founded and was CEO of Juggernaut Books, a digital-first publishing startup focused on creating new genres of eBooks and a writing platform for the Indian public on their smartphones. She is a Facebook #SheleadsTech Mentor and has an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a Publishing Degree from Columbia University in New York City.

Session Detail :

Women Editors: Always the BridesmaidAre newsrooms optimised for men and their successes? How do we change it?

Durga Raghunath, Maria Ressa, Coomi Kapoor, Shereen BhanModerated by Marya Shakil

  • Friday, August 3
  • 9.30 – 10.30
  • Stein Auditorium

Tech in NewsroomsHow technology can optimise the news ecosystem?

Chirdeep Shetty, Francesca Panetta, Samir Patil, Durga Raghunath, Irene Jay LiuModerated by Suresh Venkat

  • Friday, August 3
  • 12.30 – 1.30
  • Silver Oak

Creating RealityGuardian’s Virtual Reality Executive Editor, Francesca Panetta in conversation with Durga Raghunath on immersive storytelling and how tech can be used innovatively in the news ecosystem

  • Friday, August 3
  • 2.30 – 3.30
  • The Theatre
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