Television

Raghav Bahl favours 'reverse mentoring' in media, awaits licence to start channel

MUMBAI: Senior media professional Raghav Bahl believes senior editors need to encourage the thoughts of young journalists as "their perspective towards news is different and connected to the new-age digital readers."

Bahl believes consumers prefer large format for films and crucial matches on linear media, and short format for news etc on digital media and mobiles. Some media reports quoted Bahl on his plan to launch a television channel in three months for which a licence from the MIB was awaited.

Experienced journalists must welcome ideas of young scribes as they were well-versed with the digital media, he felt, speaking at FICCI Frames 2017 concluding session.

Unless the two generations worked together, India would not progress, he added. About the shift of short content, information and news to smartphones, he said professionals need to work towards keeping it relevant to the audience.

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