Talk Journalism

About the conference

A not-for-profit initiative, Talk Journalism is build on the premise that there is need to discuss and debate media, a profession that discusses everything, but seldom talks about itself. Every year leading minds come together, shared their thoughts and experiences about how the rules of the game have changed and omit the new ideas are coming up in the media space.

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Speakers 2018

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Rajdeep Sardesai


Editor, India Today

Jairaj singh



Pratik sinha



Sushant singh


Deputy Editor, The Indian Express


Ben Wizner


Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project and lead attorney of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Omar Mohammed


Founder of Mosul Eye, a blog documenting Islamic State atrocities.

Patricia Mukhim


Editor of Shillong Times.


Tongam Rina


Associate Editor, Arunachal Times.


Suhasini Haidar


Diplomatic Editor, The Hindu

Ayaz Memon


Sr. journalist


Saurabh Dwivedi


Editor, Lallantop


Nikhil Wagle


Sr. Journalist

Swati Chaturvedi


Sr.  journalist.

Prafulla Ketkar

Prafulla Ketkar


Editor of Organiser (Magazine)

Akash Banerjee

Aakash Banerjee


Political Satirist and chief instigator at #WhySoSerious.

Govind Ethiraj

Govind Ethiraj


Founder, Boom Live and India Spend

Narendra Nath Mishra

Narendra Nath Mishra


Assistant Editor, Nav Bharat Times

Anand Rangnathan

Anand Rangnathan


Consulting Editor,  Swarajya

Mahtab Alam

Mahtab Alam


Editor, The Wire Urdu

Rana Safvi

Rana Safvi


Author and historian.

T S Sudhir

TS Sudhir


TV and Digital media Journalist, Columnist, Author and Filmmaker




Editor, NewsCentral24x7

Barkha Dutt


Sr. Journalist

Uma Sudhir


Executive Editor, NDTV and Documentary filmmaker

Rahul Shrivastava


National Affairs Editor, India Today

Seema Chisti


Senior journalist with the Indian Express.

Nitu Bhattacharya

Writer, DIG, CRPF, Jammu.

Ayodhya Prasad Gaur

Corporate Communications professional and theater artist

Rajesh Raina


Group Editor News18

Arijit Sen


Amnesty International, India

HR Venkatesh


JSK Journalism Fellow 2018-19, Stanford University


Samudra Gupta Kashyap


Veteran Journalist from the Northeast and author.

Sajjad Ali


Naresh Fernandes



Samrat Choudhary


Essayist & author. Former editor of newspapers in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh. Free thinker, equal opportunity offender.

E Perumal

Online Editor, The Hindu Tamil

Vidyashree Dharamraj


Editor-In-Chief,The Covai Post

Pradip Phanjoubam


Editor, Imphal Free Press

Sandeep Amar



S.Harpal Singh


Sr. Assistant Editor,The Hindu

Jency Jacob


Managing Editor-BOOM.

Shripal Shaktawat


Editor, News18 Rajasthan





Lotfullah Najafizada


Director, TOLONEWS, Afganistan

Paul Salopek


National Geographic Fellow, Journalist, Writer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

Sankarshan Thakur


Journalist, Writer, Author and Telegraph’s Delhi-based roving editor


Swanand Kirkire


Lyricist, Playback Singer and Writer

Guna Gunasekaran

Sr Editor – News18 TamilNadu

Rajeev Devraj

Sr Editor – News18 Kerala

Tulika Devi

News Editor : News18 Assam / North East

Ankur Bharadwaj


Journalist,Business Standard and Author

Abhishek Tiwari


Cartoonist, Rajasthan Patrika

Anubhav Sinha


Indian Fim Director

Anuradha Bhasin


Editor, The Kashmir Times

Devinder Sharma


Journalist, Editor and Reporter ETV Raj.

Gagan Choudhary


Automotive Journalist and Youtuber

Japan Pathak


Founder-Editor of DeshGujarat

Karan Thapar

Sr. Journalist



Cartoonist, The Hindu

Mark Manuel


Founder, Peepingmoon

Praval Sharma


YouTuber : Sharmajitechnical, Online Media Journalist

R Jagannathan


Editorial Director, Swarajya

Rachana Khaira


Sr. Correspondent, The Tribune

Savi and Vid


Travel Bloggers, Youtubers: Bruised Passport

Shweta Shalini


Angel Investor

Subramanian Swamy


Economist, Politician and member of parliament in rajya sabha

Sachin Pilot

PCC Chief, Rajasthan

Trushar Barot


Digital Launch Editor, BBC India

Vikas Pandey


Senior Digital Producer, BBC India, Ex-South Asia Reporter for Press Assosciation

Anand Choudhary

Senior Journalist, Dainik Bhaskar

L P Pant

Dainik Bhaskar

WG. CDR. Anupam Banerjee

Indian Air Force

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

MoS, Govt. of India

Prerna Sahani

Deputy editor Dainik Bhaskar

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    Happy to be a part of the two day gala. Great to see journalism and different facets being discussed with youngsters, good to see that the organizers gave space to language media as well.
    Rahul Dev
  • Feels good to participate in a forum that is all about promoting better journalism
    Suhashini Haider
  • Great event, very well organised. If Talk Journalism could be the connect between journalists, academics, civil society and people it will do a great service by pushing good journalism
    Rajdeep Sardesai
  • I was honored to be invited to what was a truly impressive and distinctive event – in one part global but also very much a reflection of Indian media. It is poised now to become a major date on the journalism calendar
    Gerard Ryle
  • I was happy and honored to speak about investigative reporting at the conference, and I hope I helped some young journalists to learn some old tricks. But from my selfish point of view, I was even happier to listen to some of the finest voices in Indian journalism and to meet them socially. That is how I learn.
    Nick Davies