“2021-22 will see a convergence of television and digital:” Arnab Goswami

MUMBAI: “Twitter has opened up avenues and forced people to be more spontaneous,” said Times Now and ET Now news president and editor in chief Arnab Goswami. He was speaking at #RiseWithTwitter, organised by Twitter India on the occasion of ‘World Social Media Day.’


Goswami, who himself has stayed away from Twitter, unlike his counterparts, further said, “The channel has been getting million impressions since we broke the Lalit Modi scandal, which subsequently saw Lalit-gate trending. Though, these numbers are highly helpful, I don't get swayed by it. I like to be focused and let my craft which is journalism and storytelling, do the talking."


The veteran journalist did touch upon the emergence of digital and predicted a point of convergence around 2021 -2022. "Television gives me five times more viewership compared to digital and certainly is the largest medium at this point of time. So I would request people to neither overestimate nor underestimate the power of digital. The kids in kindergarten now will mark the real emergence of digital and that will happen once they start earning their livelihood, which will take time," added Goswami.


Goswami informed the audience of how the behaviour of journalism in Delhi had almost forced him to take a decision to leave journalism. He said, "In 2001, I had almost decided to quit journalism. But today, thanks to the stories and a few moments, I feel journalism is the best profession for me to be in."

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