Nicholas Dawes, the chief content officer at Hindustan Times (HT), has left the company. According to Dawes’ Twitter bio, he will be joining Human Rights Watch. Dawes was appointed as the chief editorial and content officer in May 2013, to take over the role from September that year. The company has not named Dawes' successor yet. And just like that, it is over. So long India. See you soon. — Nicholas Dawes (@NicDawes) August 29, 2016 Prior to joining HT, Dawes was the Editor in Chief at Mail & Guardian, the South African newspaper, for 4 years. Before that, he was the associate and deputy editor at the same company for about 5 years. Dawes has also worked as Cape Business editor at ThisDay, MD at Maverick Interface Design and news and finance editor at World Online collectively for 4 years. Other appointments at HT: - Last month, the media company appointed Yusuf Omar as the mobile editor and would report to Dawes. Omar would lead HT’s mobile journalism initiatives and train 750 journalists. - In May, HT Media appointed Aparisim ‘Bobby’ Ghosh as the executive editor of Hindustan Times. Ghosh replaced Sanjoy Narayan who had joined Hindustan Times as its chief editor in 2008. - HT Media’s business newspaper Mint appointed Anil Padmanabhan as Executive Editor. Padmanabhan has been with Mint since November 2006 as its Deputy Managing Editor. HT Media’s investments in media properties: - In June, HT Media bought a majority stake of 50.5% in an online…
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