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Scroll.in is an independent Indian English-language news website started in 2014 by ACK Media founder Samir Patil and journalist Naresh Fernandes.[3] Satyagrah, a Hindi news website, is also part of Scroll.in.

Scroll.in
Type of site
News, analysis
Available inEnglish, Hindi
OwnerScroll Media Inc, USA[1]
EditorNaresh Fernandes
Key peopleSamir Patil
Naresh Fernandes
Sanjay Dubey
Websitescroll.in
Alexa rankIncrease 152 [2][needs update] (India, July 2018)
CommercialYes
Launched2014

HistoryEdit

Samir Patil had previously created ACK Media which published the Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics in India. ACK Media was sold to Future Ventures, the investment arm of Future Group, in 2012. Patil launched Scroll.in in January 2014, along with journalist Naresh Fernandes.[4] In June 2014, Scroll partnered with Atlantic Media to launch Quartz India, an edition of Quartz focusing on business news in the Indian subcontinent.[5][6] In 2015, Hindi media publishing company Satyagrah merged with Scroll, and the website started hosting Hindi-language content.[4]

The Omidyar Network, a US-based early stage investor fund, has invested in the website.[7][8] In May–June 2019, Scroll.in had to lay off a large number of staff.[9]

AwardsEdit

  • Scroll.in’s journalist was one of the winners of the 2016 Early Childhood Development Reporting Contest conducted by the International Center for Journalists.[10][11]
  • Scroll.in’s Hindi website Satyagrah’s journalist won the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards for 2016[12][13][14]
  • Scroll.in’s journalists won 4 Redink awards for 2017 for Excellence in Journalism[15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Digital daily Scroll.in gets funding from Omidyar, Media Development Investment Fund". VCCircle. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ "scroll.in Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ Sen, Arijit; Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis (May 2016). Digital Journalism Start-Ups in India (PDF) (Report). Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018. In terms of editorial content, Scroll’s strategy is based around a combination of in-depth reporting and commentary for an up-market audience.
  4. ^ a b "The new digital newsroom". Forbes India. 31 August 2016. Archived from the original on 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Atlantic to launch Quartz India". Politico. 20 March 2014. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (21 March 2014). "Quartz to join battle of foreign brands for India's online news traffic". Mint. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  7. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (11 August 2016). "The ideology behind media investments". Mint. Archived from the original on 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  8. ^ Dhingra, Sanya (7 November 2017). "The Omidyar Network: 'Committed to a free media', via two Indian companies too". The Print. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  9. ^ Aggarwal, Cherry (5 June 2019). "Layoffs at Scroll: at least 16 employees have been let go from the editorial side". Newslaundry. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  10. ^ "International award for reporting on early childhood development". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 21 July 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  11. ^ "ICFJ Awards 2016". Archived from the original on 28 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Rahul Kotiyal of Satyagrah wins Ramnath Goenka Journalism Award". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Satyagrah journalist and 25 others win Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award". Exchange4media. Archived from the original on 24 January 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Awards announces winners of 2016". www.bestmediaifo.com. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  15. ^ "'Excellence in Journalism' RedInk awards 2017". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  16. ^ "RedInk Awards 2017". The Wire. Archived from the original on 15 July 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.

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