I am a journalist with an experience of nearly 16 years on reporting as well as news desk. I started my career with The Statesman, New Delhi (1989) and served on reporting and news desk. Subsequently, worked with various mainstream media houses. Worked with video news agency and headed national bureau and enjoyed the experience of working with bureaus/stringers across Indian states. I managed news contents and updated them on website and mobile news platform. Apart from that I handled regular news feeds in English, Hindi and Bengali for mobile alerts.
I keep myself associated with Digital Media or New Media. I regularly post and update latest/breaking news headlines on my facebook and twitter account, firstname.lastname@example.org (facebook) and https://twitter.com/pallabghosh (twitter) respectively. I also write blog on www.instablog.com/pallabghosh and www.sulekha.com/pallabghosh. I am comfortable interacting with people, attending press conferences and tracking stories.
‘News’ excites and interests me. I keep myself abreast with the news and happenings in and around me. Reporting city news is my prime interest. I am prepared to work under any professional constraints to meet deadlines. I have covered Crime, school/colleges, administrative, civic and political stories, fashions and lifestyle, travel & tourism, product review and reporting, media, art/culture/cinema.
My key skill sets are:
Staying connected with the latest development.
Interacting with people.I try to follow local news since it gives an insight into city and its development.
I am fluent in English, Hindi and Bengali.
New Media (web and mobile news platform).
I post, write and update News regularly on my Facebook and twitter. pallabghosopportunity to @yahoo.com and https://twitter.com/pallabghosh respectively.
New Media (web and mobile news platform.
Covering and reporting city news (national news).
I love to collect archival materials in print, audio, video.
Newzstreet TV (Video News Agency), Noida
April 2009 - February 2011
Newzstreet TV (Video News Agency), Noida
I worked with the Newzstreet TV. Managing editorial content and reporting. I headed the Assignment Desk. Coordinating and ideating stories for bureaus/stringers across India for the daily NEWS bulletin. My work included writing, reporting and editing stories for community news portal (Noida and Lucknow). Collecting news/content in English and translating into Hindi and Bengali for the mobile news platform.
Travel Biz Monitor, New Delhi
February 2006 - June 2008
I worked as senior correspondent with Travel Biz Monitor. Covered state tourism boards and ministry and associations.
Freelance Metro Reporter
The Times of India, New Delhi
May 2001 - February 2003
I worked with The Times of India, New Delhi as a freelance reporter for
The East Delhi Plus. I covered civic problems, administration, Bhagidari meetings (concept introduced by the Delhi government), heath camps, schools, markets, temples, festivals, events, demolitions, stories etc. Covered stories on RWAs and their policies highlighting issues faced by co-operative group housing societies.
journalist and coordinator
Collecting news/content in English and translating into Hindi and Bengali for the mobile news platform.
I worked with the www.aitmc.org. I headed the reporting/desk. Coordinating and ideating to generate editorial content for story, features and special story. I regularly updated segments on the website (many introduced by me). I handled the official twitter and facebook account. Took interviews of personalities and conducted Vox Pop. Recording news feeds from TV and uploading on Youtube channels. Apart from that occasionally, I translated contents in Bengali and Hindi into English.
Satyajit Ray is a subject of great interest to me. I have an archival collection (audio, video and printed materials) and great deal of work on him. Mr. Sandip Ray after seeing my work regarded it as an extensive research work. Anything regarding him concerns me. The people at the Satyajit Ray Archive, Nandan, Calcutta and Mr. Nemai Ghosh (Ray's on-set photographer and pictorial biographer) appreciated my work. I have written features on the subject and happenings related to Satyajit Ray in The Statesman. (I would love to work on stories relating to this subject if assigned to me in future). Satyajit Ray is a great source of inspiration in my life.
I have special interest in the songs and works of Rabindranath Tagore. I have an archival collection on Rabindranath Tagore. Needless to mention Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul's songs are a great source of inspiration.
Anything which is a part of music, art, culture and heritage interests me.
Qualifications & Certifications
J.D. Institute of Fashion Technology
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