Founded on 2 February 1881, The Tribune is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It is published from various locations, including Amritsar, Jalandhar, New Delhi, Chandigarh, and Ludhiana. It is operated by a trust of five trustees.
Several editors have quit or been removed from media outlets in the past few months. Most of them have maintained a distance from the NDA-led Narendra Modi government. The latest departure comes after a story about the vulnerability of the Aadhaar database. The Tribune won plaudits from privacy advocates, but the story led to criminal charges against reporter Rachna Khaira.
The story came during a Supreme Court hearing on the Aadhaar database, and proved embarrassing to the Modi government. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) called the report “misreporting” and said it was safe. However, the Tribune’s report won plaudits from privacy advocates because it alleged that the government had been exploiting the Aadhaar database to help middlemen access key personal information.
Harish Khare was the editor-in-chief of The Tribune for nearly two years, but he has recently resigned. He joined the newspaper in June 2015. He previously worked at The Hindu, the Times of India and Hindustan Times. He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University. His writings were often critical of the government.
Sources of revenue
TT Group, the parent company of Tribune Co, the media company, is looking to increase revenues by way of acquisition. Its current stable includes 23 TV stations and eight daily newspapers in the U.S., as well as its WGN America cable network. In order to determine which assets are of interest to the company, it has engaged the services of the aforementioned Evercore Partners. The company has also decided to take the plunge into the mobile ad abyss by acquiring Mobile Ad Network, the largest mobile ad company in the U.S., for a reported sum of $1 billion. TT Group’s upcoming mobile ad unit, which will be renamed to MMobile, is expected to launch later this year.
The company has also invested in a handful of digital properties. Its new digital arm, which will be led by a newly-minted VP, will focus on enhancing user experiences by implementing an enterprise platform for mobile, video and digital content. In addition, the company has also rolled out a suite of analytics tools to help optimize the customer experience. During the past few months, the company has acquired several smaller media companies, including Daily Media, Inc., the owner of the Daily News and World Report.
Local and international news and views
Founded in Lahore, Pakistan in 1881, The Tribune is a venerable old timer with a large and prestigious following. Its current president is Narinder Nath Vohra. The Tribune is also a stalwart in North India, and is one of the largest daily selling English newspapers in the world. The most notable thing about the Tribune is its no-nonsense approach to quality journalism. Its illustrious list of subscribers includes a bevy of business, political and cultural luminaries.
The Tribune has been a leader in the English language news scene since day one. The flagship publication is a longtime staple of the Tribune Trust, which also publishes three other dailies – the Hindu, the Times of India and the Indian Express. The Tribune is a well funded outfit, which is evidenced by its hefty circulation figures. Besides its print output, the newspaper also has a robust online presence. The ol’ newspaper is no slouch when it comes to breaking local and international news, and has been voted the best paper in the country several years in a row.
Founded in 1881, The Tribune is one of the oldest English newspapers in India. It is headquartered in Chandigarh. It covers news from the nation and the international arena. The newspaper is also known for its unbiased reporting. It receives most of its revenue from advertisements. It is one of the most read English newspapers in Punjab. It is also one of the leading newspapers in Himachal Pradesh.