A journalist with over 40 years of experience, R. Jagannathan is currently Editorial Director of Swarajya, a post held earlier by the late C Rajagopalachari. Jagannathan has been part of many launch teams, including Business Today, DNA and Firstpost.com. He was Editor, Financial Express where he began his career as a reporter/sub-editor. His recent focus has been on digital commentary and journalism, having been associated with Firstpost.com, Moneycontrol.com, Business-standard.com, and myiris.com. He was awarded the Shriram Sanlam Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.