Network18 Launches, an Exclusive Digital Newsroom

Network18 today announced the launch of, an exclusive online news and views website that is truly digital and accessible across platforms and devices. Built on the fundamentals of blogging and the quick post, user interaction, discussion and debate, Firstpost presents a digital newsroom powered by expert writer-editors across the country and the globe to capture what we think is a powerfully shifting news and media consumption reality. 

Firstpost will explore forms of curation, opinion writing, long form and short form that will be defined by sharp and insightful questions, strong commentary, breaking views and skilful selection and analysis. Through the use of best-in-class design, technology, tools and image production it will strive to be the first stop in a person’s web journey. will cover Current Affairs, Politics, World, Business, Investing, Economy, Ideas, Living, Bollywood and Sports.

To help enrich your news consumption across platforms

To help enrich your news consumption across platforms


Speaking on the launch of, Lakshmi Narasimhan, CEO, Web18 said “The Network18 group is committed to News and internet. And is a happy confluence of both. This product uses the unique strengths of the medium and will enrich news consumption across platforms.”

Speaking on the launch of, Mr. R. Jagannathan, Editor, Web18 said: “India is ready for high-quality web journalism. The problem with news today is that there is too much of it. What we need is to make sense of it all. That’s what Firstpost will seek to do: distill what is relevant and offer it in a consumable template. In other media, news and views are often a one-way broadcast to the reader or viewer. In the digital world, Firstpost will seek to co-create news in partnership with the reader/viewer/ listener.”

Durga Raghunath, VP-Products, Web18 added “Firstpost will always put the user and reader first. In asking the tough questions, encouraging debate, talking to our readers, we will let every user interaction guide us. We have built a mobile global newsroom because we think the ways of digital journalism allow us that liberty. We hope that our design and production will make the user do more than she has done before with news on the web. “

Published Date: May 09, 2011 01:03 pm | Updated Date: May 09, 2011 01:03 pm