My dear readers
Beginning today, The Indian Express has a new editorial leadership.
Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, has stepped down after a long and very distinguished tenure. Editor Raj Kamal Jha will be Chief Editor and Managing Editor Unni Rajen Shanker will be Editor.
The new editors and I are committed to ensuring that The Indian Express remains the fiercely independent and courageous voice you can turn to and trust when there is shrillness on TV, paid news in print and corporates and politicians in media boardrooms.
Speaking truth with courage and conviction is hardwired into the genes of our editorial teams. The Express commitment to this legacy will endure. Going ahead, you will soon see exciting new changes, new centres of publication and upgrades across our publications.
One thing will not change: our commitment to keeping the newsroom the most sacred space in our institution. Where fear and favour will never enter.
Chairman & Managing Director,
The express group
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