The Print
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Type of site
News media
Available inEnglish, Hindi
Country of originIndia
OwnerPrintline Media Pvt. Ltd.
Created byShekhar Gupta
RevenueAds, subscription
URLtheprint.in
CommercialYes
LaunchedAugust 2017; 5 years ago (2017-08)

The Print is an Indian online newspaper, owned by Printline Media Pvt Ltd.[1] It was launched by journalist Shekhar Gupta in August 2017.[2][3]

History

Printline Media Pvt. Ltd, founded by journalist Shekhar Gupta,[2] was incorporated in New Delhi, India in 16th of September 2016.[1]

ThePrint is noted for focusing on politics and policy.[4] The venture is associated with the Off the Cuff programme that is broadcast on Aaj Tak and promoted on ThePrint's YouTube and Facebook channels.[5]

In May 2017, It has received an undisclosed amount of funding from N.R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Ratan Tata, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Uday Kotak, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Rajiv C. Mody, Ravi Thakran, Bhavish Aggarwal, Nirmal Jain, R. Venkatraman, Karan Bhagat and Yatin Shah.[6][7][8]

Gupta, as his position in editor-in-chief, in a letter to readers stated the mission of the ThePrint was to be "factual and liberal".[9] ThePrint has claimed to commit to its code of ethics for journalists which it has published on its website.[10][11]

Products

Website

ThePrint, being a new media digital platform primarily publishes its news stories on its website with majority of coverage in the English language. The platform additionally has a Hindi language edition of the website as well.[12] The news coverage is divided into factual news reporting and opinion pieces.

Subscription

The website is primarily supported by digital ad revenue, however it allows one time donations and recurring subscription from patrons.[13] Subscription is open to both local and international audience in both local currency(INR) and USD. The subscriptions are voluntary and all the coverage is open to non subscribers as well.

Off The Cuff

Off The Cuff is a series of candid talk shows organized in collaboration with Aaj Tak and launched in Feb 2016, though recent editions have been online only editions hosted by ThePrint alone.[14] It hosts prominent personalities from across the spectrum in engaging conversations, some of its prominent guests being Amish Tripathi, Gita Gopinath, Martin Wolf and Francis Fukuyama.[15]

References

  1. ^ a b "Printline Media Private Limited". www.tofler.in.
  2. ^ a b "Shekhar Gupta's media venture gets big names on-board". The Asian Age. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ "ThePrint raises funding from corporate bigwigs Ratan Tata, Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Uday Kotak, others". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. ^ Pokharel, Sugam; Berlinger, Joshua (4 April 2018). "India makes U-turn after proposing to punish 'fake news' publishers". CNN. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Shekhar Gupta". The Times of India. 3 November 2017. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  6. ^ Bansal, Shuchi. "Shekhar Gupta's The Print raises funds from Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani, Uday Kotak". Mint. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Printline Media gets funding". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  8. ^ "ThePrint raises funding from Tata, Narayana Murthy, others". Outlook. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  9. ^ Gupta, Shekhar. "Letter from the Editor-in-Chief". ThePrint. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  10. ^ "About – ThePrint". Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Code Of Ethics – ThePrint". Archived from the original on 16 June 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  12. ^ "ThePrint Hindi - Latest News in Hindi, हिंदी समाचार, हिंदी न्यूज़, India, राजनीति, देश, विदेश, मत-विमत | दिप्रिंट हिंदी". ThePrint Hindi. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Support Our Journalism – ThePrint". 9 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Off The Cuff – ThePrint". 9 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Off The Cuff". ThePrint. Retrieved 20 November 2020.