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DIPSITE Ravindra Kumar- Media & Newspaper

Ravindra Kumar is a Editor and Managing Director, The Statesman, one of the Asia's oldest English-Language daily newspapers, which is published simultaneously from Kolkata, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneswar.He has held this position since Jan. 2003.
Mr. Kumar is also the President of the Indian Newspaper Society for 2013-14, a body of publishers which represents more than 1000 newspapers that cumulatively command more than 95 per cent of the country's circulation and relationship.

In 2012-13, he was Chairman of Media Research Users' Council, which conducts the world's largest print readership survey, the Indian Readership Survey.
He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Centre fir Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
He is a founder-member of the executive board of Asia News Network, a grouping of 22 newspapers in 18 Asian Countries, and has twice been its Chairman.
He has twice been chairman of United News of India, one of India's two National wire agencies, and served on its board for more than 15 years. Educated at DPS, Mathura Road and the University of Delhi, Mr. Kumar won the Durga-Ratan Award for Investigative Journalism in 1986 and IIPM Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2011.

He has lectured on journalism at univeristies in India, Malaysia, Italy, Singapore, Turkey, UK and South Africa and been a keynote speaker at serveral conferences around the world.
Eariler this year, his book, Threescore and Fifteen- A Story of the Indian Newspaper Society, was released by President Pranab Mukherjee and has been widely reviewed in the Press.

   Email: rk.statesman@gmail.com   Cell: 033 -22127070

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