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H. R. Venkatesh

ICFJ Knight Fellow

HR Venkatesh - ICFJ Knight Fellow 



ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatesh is currently working on countering fake news, misinformation and bias in the media. Formerly a Tow-Knight Fellow at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, he has 15 years’ experience in news and related media, including stints as founding editor at The Quint, director of communications in India at Change.org, and senior anchor at CNN-IBN. He also runs NetaData which is devoted to bridging the divide on topics that polarise people. 

Venkatesh is also the lead organiser for Hacks/Hackers India’s Delhi chapter, a​ ​global​ ​community​ ​working​ ​at​ ​the​ ​intersection​ ​of​ ​news​ ​and​ ​technology.

In 2009, he was a Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford where he earned a master’s degree in Contemporary India. He lives in New Delhi but is from Bangalore.