NDTV revamps its newsroom, signals switch to mobile journalism
Changes are afoot in NDTV’s newsroom, which is in revamp mode. The media organisation in increasing its focus on mobile journalism in a bid to cut costs and further streamline its operations.
In a statement carried on its website, NDTV said, “We have always been an early adapter of new technology – and we are the first major network in India whose reporters are all trained in using mobile phones to shoot stories. Mobile journalism means reports are lightning-quick and much more efficiently produced – a priority for any news company. After NDTV’s switch to this new model, other news networks in India are now experimenting with similar training.”
The statement further said, “This shift in expansion, away from conventional broadcasting and towards digital, is again an international trend and we are showing standout growth in this area. How users consume content is changing – and we cannot ignore that.”
Meanwhile, a report appearing in Outlook India quoted sources as saying that between 60 and 70 of NDTV’s staff has been retrenched, who include camerapersons and technical staff. “We have ensured fair compensation for those employees affected by our restructuring,” the NDTV statement further said.