India’s top 10 news publishers join hands to form DNPA

MUMBAI: Ten of India’s biggest media companies who collectively serve 70% of India’s online audience have formed a Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA).

The 10 founding members are Dainik Bhaskar, India Today Group, NDTV, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Times of India, Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran, Eenadu and Malayala Manorama.

DNPA is self-funded with contributions from every publishing house at a nominal joining fee. The organisation is open to any online news publisher; all membership will be cleared by the board.

The organisation is committed to providing the most credible news in all languages to the Indian audience, to self-regulation and to promoting the business and editorial interests of all members.

The digital space in India is growing exponentially and DNPA has been formed to find ways to cooperate in maximizing the current and future potential of the industry.

“It’s a great initiative to bring all the digital publishers together. We can now decide and discuss common agendas and can make significant progress together,” said Times Internet CEO Gautam Sinha.

“The discussion around fake news that we are interested in is that how can we talk about fake news when we are not the cause for it and how can we make sure that we never become the cause for amplifying it,” said Indian Express Digital Media Services CEO Durga Raghunath.

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