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NEWS IS THE FULCRUM OF THE AGE WE LIVE IN

News is the public square of our digital age. It empowers, entertains, shapes opinion, sparks debate and drives legislation.

News can be so much more, however, or so much less. To get a sense of where news can go now, Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts come together for the fourth time to present the Digital series this year. Stay tune for more details. Through panel discussions, masterclasses, film screenings, TMR 2020 will bring to the discourse on media a range of global and local perspectives.

Started in 2017, TMR has grown into South Asia's largest media forum. It brings together top news professionals, tech innovators, policymakers, filmmakers, and investors from across the world to discuss the future of news, tech and policy. The 2019 edition featured over 120 speakers, attracted a footfall of about 11,000 and earned nearly 7.5 million video views.

The fourth edition of TMR, titled TMR@Online, will be a digital-only forum. Scheduled for September 2020, TMR@Online will feature conversations and discussions on some of the most pressing issues concerning the news media sector - the COVID-19 pandemic, press freedom, hate news, and the future of news in an age of digital transformation. It will also feature sessions on topics that are often brushed under the carpet, such as gender and composition of Indian media houses, the economics of news, and access journalism. TMR@online is set to be one of South Asia’s most diverse media fora, featuring speakers from across geographies and news cultures.

What a fantastic conference! I had an incredible experience. So many interesting insights and fascinating people. Thank you so much for having me. I hope that I was able to contribute even just a little.

Speaker 2019

The Media Rumble is an important event because it’s a critique from within…the media is looking within, but it’s also asking others to look at itself. Particularly at a time like this when the media is playing a very crucial role in shaping public opinion, in determining what are the issues of concern in a democracy, the importance of introspection, reflection, and criticism invited from others is very, very important.

TMR Speaker 2018

I got lots of insights about media trends through various sessions. The only suggestion I would like to make is to increase the sessions on Indian languages.

Speaker 2019

Thanks so much for having me as a guest. I had a great time talking and meeting with the attendees. It was an honour to be among the international speakers.

Speaker 2019

TMR gets grander in scale each year!

Speaker 2019

“Just a quick note to say that it was done really well and I heard very positive reviews from a lot of people. There is a lot of interest in the diversity question. Let’s hope this study fills a vacuum
and prompts more studies (and hopefully some action).

Speaker 2019

Congratulations to the TMR team. To pull off a conference like that without a glitch is quite some feat! I hope you have many more that are just as successful. And I’d love to participate
again if you’d have me!

Speaker 2019

Our entire delegation was touched by the willingness of the TMR team to be part of the debate- discussion-growth paradigm.

It is always great to talk to others on a panel and get a perspective from different countries. These are very important conversations that the media needs to be having at this time, and The Media Rumble certainly seems to be having them…it is a good chance to ventilate a lot of the stuff that I guess people feel in their newsroom and organization and perhaps can’t talk about.

TMR Speaker 2018

I’m glad TMR has become bigger this year, it’s a one of a kind event. It offers a whole variety of topics, subjects, aspects of media, especially media and technology. So both for professional media persons, not only journalists but also non-journalists, and for non-media persons, it’s a great event.

TMR Speaker 2018

“The Media Rumble is a special place and an opportunity to interact with journalists from across the globe, discuss ideas, brainstorm and thrash out specific ideas…I think a platform like this gives us a chance to interact with people within the fraternity, come together, and come up with solutions and ways in which we can tackle this kind of crisis that is happening.

TMR Speaker 2018

This is my second year at TMR…I’ve learned something new, I’ve been inspired by some of the people I’ve met, and I’ve got ideas to do things in my own organization when I go back…TMR is the only platform of its kind, and therefore it is succeeding where no one else is succeeding, and it is doing something that no one else is doing.

TMR 2018 Speaker

A large section of the Indian media, instead of speaking truth to power, has become propagandists for power. The Media Rumble is important because it is good to know that you aren’t on your own, that there are other people with the same experiences, and also you get to hear solutions; so it’s not just breast-beating and handwringing, but you get to hear solutions from experiences in India and other parts of the world.

TMR 2017 Speaker

I found The Media Rumble to be a fascinating gathering of top-flight journalists and commentators where many of the most urgent questions facing journalism today were addressed with insight, candour, and courage. At a time when objective, fact-based journalism is imperilled, The Media Rumble provided ample evidence that facts matter and that quality journalism in India will not only survive but thrive and prosper.

TMR 2017 Speaker

I feel it is important that I am heard, by that I don’t mean individually, but that we are heard, we from the North–East and TMR gives that platform.

TMR 2017 Speaker

The Media Rumble was an impressive event. It took me days to shake off all that I experienced at the forum, to return to my work. It was one of the best conferences I had been to, where the energy was infectious.

TMR 2017 Speaker
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Newslaundry

Newslaundry is a subscription-driven, independent news media company. It has been at the forefront of free speech advocacy and the need for an independent news model as well as a free and accountable press. Since its inception, Newslaundry has been committed to presenting current affairs stories in innovative and engaging formats including media critique, reportage, documentaries, podcasts, animation and comics.

Co-founded by Madhu Trehan (a pioneer of Indian journalism and founding Editor of India Today and Newstrack - India’s first privately-produced video news magazine) and Abhinandan Sekhri (co-founder of Small Screen; writer and director of award-winning TV shows), Newslaundry most recently won the 2016 Ramnath Goenka Award for Investigative Journalism for its series on politicians misusing advertising funds of public sector companies for patronage.

 

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Teamwork Arts

The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist. For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India.

In countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, Teamwork produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities. Teamwork Arts produces one of the world’s largest free literary gatherings, the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

 

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