The Morning Context is a journalism-first company. Which means we spend a lot of time putting together the editorial team, adding the best of journalists who keep raising the bar for the stories we publish.
I’ve been in the business for 15 years and I’ve learnt the hard way that the most compelling differentiator in our business is the editorial team which tells the stories. All other functions of the business model are important aids at best.
In that context, three important announcements:
- I am glad to welcome Prince M. Thomas to The Morning Context. He joins us as Editor, Business. A Chevening scholar, Prince has attended Westminster University and is an economics graduate from Madras Christian College and Hyderabad Central University. A fascination with the written word has taken Prince to some of the leading newsrooms across the country, including The Economic Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Forbes India and Moneycontrol. In a career spanning over 18 years, he has traversed mediums, formats and three cities. Prince has led teams, managed pages, projects and special editions, and has authored The Consolidators, published by Penguin Random House in 2017. Prince is the happiest when writing stories, be it the boardroom tussles of corporate India or a ground report from dusty iron ore mines. He likes to focus on people and their lives, an aspect that he extends to his other passion, photography. The only thing Prince finds as cathartic as writing is running.
- Effective today, my colleague T. Surendar moves into the position of Managing Editor. Surendar has been part of TMC from very early on, and he will now have a wider set of responsibilities in the newsroom.
- People must grow as companies grow. My colleagues Harveen Ahluwalia and Roshni P. Nair graduate from their current roles as writers into leadership positions. Harveen and Roshni will lead our Internet and Chaos sections, respectively.
Please join me in congratulating everyone. You can reach Prince at prince (at) mailtmc (dot) com.