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The Quint is an English and Hindi language Indian news website founded by Raghav Bahl and Ritu Kapur after their exit from Network18.[1][2] The website initially launched in January 2015 on Facebook, a website in March 2015.[3] As of 2016 it has more than 95 editorial staff, and half of its content is original and half from social media and press releases. Most of The Quint's web traffic is from India and from 18 to 35 year old people.[4]

In April 2016, The Quint's parent company Quintillion Media partnered with Bloomberg News to create BloombergQuint.[5]

In 2018, Quint started an WhatsApp channel to tackle misinformation in media.[6]

In 2018, home of founder Raghav Bahl and the office of Quint were raided by indian income tax authorities in connection to a case of alleged tax evasion.[7][8] Bahl claimed these tax department searches were an attempted frame up and intimidation of independent media group.[9][10]

The website retracted a story on Kulbhushan Jadhav that said he was a Research and Analysis Wing agent.[11]

References

  1. ^ "How We Are Funded". The Quint. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "AdAge". adage.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "The Quint hails YouTube, Facebook success | Ratings/Measurement | News | Rapid TV News". www.rapidtvnews.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Inside The Quint: The Indian media start-up getting news to younger audiences on mobile | Media news". www.journalism.co.uk. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ Ciobanu, Mădălina (27 July 2016). "Inside The Quint: The Indian media start-up getting news to younger audiences on mobile". Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  6. ^ "How The Quint is tackling misinformation in India - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA". blog.wan-ifra.org. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Tax raids on Quint founder Raghav Bahl's Noida home, office". Hindustan Times. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  8. ^ "IT dept searches premises of Quint founder Raghav Bahl". The Economic Times. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  9. ^ Staff, Scroll. "'Tax department searches were an attempt at a frame-up,' says The Quint's founder Raghav Bahl". Scroll.in. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  10. ^ Staff, Scroll. "Income Tax raids on Raghav Bahl, Quint and News Minute raise questions of media intimidation". Scroll.in. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  11. ^ "The Quint retracts story which confirmed 'Kulbhushan Jadhav was RAW agent' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

External links

Official website