Malini Parthasarathy has resigned as the editor-in-chief of The Hindu newspaper, citing differences with the company board, reports the News Minute. According to the report, the differences were regarding spends at the newly launched edition in Mumbai. Suresh Nambath will be the interim editor of the newspaper.
Parthasarathy was appointed as the editor-in-chief of The Hindu less than a year ago, in February last year and was responsible for all editorial operations, and for selection of news. She was appointed as editor of The Hindu in October 2013. At the time, the company had undergone a restructuring, abolishing the CEO post altogether.
In August 2014, The Hindu had asked its journalists to avoid sharing or commenting on the content of competing publications, and ensure “in our enthusiasm and urge to participate in an online discussion or debate, we do not end up doing a favour to the competition.” In September the same year, The Hindu launched a real estate site called RoofandFloor.com, with a focus on properties in Chennai.
Interestingly, in March 2014, three key newspaper groups, HT Media, The Anand Bazaar Patrika Group and The Hindu inked a partnership to sell advertising together, combining inventory for six newspapers: Hindustan Times, Hindustan, Anand Bazaar Patrika, The Telegraph, and The Hindu, both in Hindi and Tamil. The initiative was a collaboration, and not a formal joint venture, which would otherwise need a separate legal entity to be created.
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