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New media start up focussing on digital journalism


digital-journalismKochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam.

Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and would work as a synergy of print and audio visual media, Chairman and media critic Sebastian Paul, told reporters here.

Southlive Networks is the first professional digital news media in Kerala, as all other important news portals in Malayalam work as an extended arm of the print or visual media, he said.

Apart from Southlive, the News Interactive, the network plans to launch entertainment portals in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu and a Satellite News channel in Malayalam for which licensing formalities have begun, he said.

A Journalism Training Institute of global standards is also part of the project, M P Basheer, Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief said.

The news stories would be available 24 hours on the computer, Mobilephone and tablets, A Sahadevan, Consulting Editor said.

Noted Television Producer Saj Kurien is the Managing Director.


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