Shravan Garg

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Print media journalist
Hindi   English   Gujarati

Shravan Garg
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Career Snapshot

An alumnus of Thomson Foundation, London, UK and Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, I have more than 40 years of experience in print journalism.

Covering Hindi, English and Gujarati, and, ranging from The Indian Express Group to the Dainik Jagran Group. I have risen from reporter to Group Editor of Dainik Bhaskar, Chief Editor of Naidunia (part of Dainik Jagran Group) to Chief Editor, Free Press Journal Group.

Presently Advisor and Visiting Faculty in the Mass Communication Department of Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore. Earlier as Guest Faculty, in the Journalism Department of Devi Ahilya Vishva Vidyalaya, I took classes regularly. Thus, my experience is rich, varied, and focussed strongly in this field.

I write regularly on current affairs – political, national, international and my columns on news and analysis enjoy a wide readership. Besides these, my forte is penning editorials and selecting outstanding contributors to the op-ed page. During my career spanning more than 4 decades I have had the opportunity of serving with the largest groups in print media.

Earlier I was a frequent panellist on mainline national TV channels, participating in live discussions on issues dealing with political, current affairs, national and international headline news.

My participation in seminars and talks – national and international media events – as well as accompanying the PM on several visits abroad, as part of press entourage, have given me a wide-ranging perspective on events, even as they are unfolding.

Having been or being a member of the National Integration Council, Press Council of India, Editors Guild of India, Indian Institute of Mass Communication Society etc have also provided me opportunities to study the national media scenario from many diverse perspectives. These appointments have also enhanced my reputation as a media person of integrity and good standing.

Overseeing the planning and execution of the NaiDunia news portal project, which enjoys a large web readership, presented me with a great learning experience in digital media.

It is always my endeavour to learn constantly and improve systematically.

  • Alumnus
  • Thomson Foundation,
  • London, UK
  • Salzburg Seminar,
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Participant
  • Various national &
    International media seminars
  • Pursuits
  • Photographer, short story & travelogues writer & poet
  • TV
  • Panelist & debater on national TV channels
  • Travels
  • Widely travelled journalist in India & abroad;
    Member of Prime Minister’s press entourage on his visits abroad

time-line

  • 2016 to date
  • Advisor and Visiting Faculty,
    Mass Communication Department of Prestige Institute of Management and Research
    Indore
  • 2015-2016
  • Chief Editor,
    Free Press Journal Group,
    Indore
  • 2014-2016
  • Guest Faculty,
    Deptt. of Journalism, DAVV, Indore,
    Indore
  • 2013-2015
  • Member,
    Indian Institute of Mass Communication Society,
    New Delhi
  • 2012-14
  • Chief Editor, Nai Dunia
    MP, Chhattisgarh & Delhi
  • 2011-14
  • Member, Press Council of India
  • 2010-13
  • Member, National Integration Council, New Delhi
  • 2009
  • Member, Editors Guild of India
  • 2007-12
  • Group Editor, Dainik Bhaskar Group
  • Earlier
  • Divya Bhaskar, Shanivar Darpan
    Free Press Journal, MP Chronicle, Financial Express
    Aas-Pass, Prajaneeti, Sarvodaya

awards & publications

  • 2012
  • Lokmanya Tilak National Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • 1975
  • On Bihar Movement

    Bihar Aandolan – Ek Simhavlokan

  • 1972
  • Co-authored Chambal Ki Bandooken Gandhi Ke Charano Mein
    (book on the surrender of dacoits)
  • 1963
  • Compiled & edited book on poetry

interests

  • 1972 – 77
  • Associated with Jai Prakash Narayan (JP).
    Spent an year with him,
    monitored the Chambal Dacoit Surrender,
    & trekked in the Chambal ravines

personal

  • Birth date
  • May 25, 1946
  • Marital status
  • Married with two children, both well settled

Education

  • 2004 – Austria
  • Journalism
  • Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg
  • 1982 – UK
  • Journalism
  • Thomson Foundation, London
  • 1973 – India
  • Diploma – English Journalism
  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi
  • 1971 – India
  • BA
  • University of Indore, Indore
  • 1967 – India
  • Diploma – Electrical Engineering
  • Shri Vaishnav Polytechnic, Indore

Work

  • July 2016 to date
  • Advisor and Visiting Faculty
  • Mass Comm. Dept. of Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore – MP
  • Advisory role and teaching
  • February 2015 – April 2016
  • Chief Editor
  • Free Press Journal Group – MP
  • Multi-edition editorial responsibility
  • July 2014 – April 2016
  • Guest Faculty
  • Dept. of Journalism, DAVV
, Indore
  • Teaching college students
  • April 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Chief Editor
  • Naidunia – MP, Chhattisgarh & Delhi
  • Multi-edition editorial responsibility
  • Nov 2007 – Mar 2012
  • Group Editor
  • Dainik Bhaskar, New Delhi
  • Editorial representation of the Group in New Delhi
    64 Editions / 13 states
  • Sep 2003 – Nov 2007
  • Editor, Gujarat
  • Divya Bhaskar, Ahmedabad
  • Member – core team
    for launching Divya Bhaskar
    Gujarati daily
  • Sep 1993 – Aug 2003
  • Editor
  • Dainik Bhaskar, Indore
  • Member – core team
    for launching Dainik Bhaskar
    Hindi daily
  • May 1991 – Aug 1993
  • Editor
  • Shanivar Darpan, Indore
  • Hindi news & views weekly
  • May 1989 – Apr 1991
  • Editor
  • Free Press Journal, Indore
  • English daily
  • Sep 1986 – Apr 1989
  • News Editor
  • M.P. Chronicle, Bhopal
  • English daily
  • Jul 1983 – Aug 1986
  • In-charge, MP
  • Free Press Journal, Indore
  • English daily
  • Feb 1981 – Jun 1983
  • News Editor
  • Naidunia, Indore
  • Hindi daily
  • Jul 1976 – Feb 1981
  • Chief Sub-editor
  • Financial Express, New Delhi
  • English daily – Indian Express Group
  • Jul 1975 – Apr 1976
  • Sub-editor / Reporter
  • Aas-Pass, New Delhi
  • Hindi weekly – Indian Express Group
  • Sep 1974 – Jul 1975
  • Sub-editor / Reporter
  • Prajaneeti, New Delhi
  • Hindi weekly – Indian Express Group
  • Dec 1972 – Aug 1974
  • Sub-editor / Reporter
  • Sarvodaya, New Delhi
  • Hindi weekly – Sarva Sewa Sangh