Ritu Kapur is the co-founder and Managing Director of Quint Dgital Media Limited which runs The Quint, an independent news site in India, alongwith Quint Hindi and Quint Fit.. She has driven digital innovation – from The Quint innovation lab to launching a fact check initiative – WebQoof, that crowdsources fake news.
Ritu has also strived to provide multiple platforms for free speech like The Quint’s citizen journalism initiative “My Report”, “Talking Stalking” – a campaign to change the laws to make stalking a non-bailable offence and “Me The Change” that focusses on the rights of young women in India.
Ritu spent over two decades in broadcast as the founder of Network 18 where she won awards for a docudrama series “Bhanwar” and for The Citizen Journalist show among others. At Network 18 she led programming on History TV 18 as well as was the Features Editor at CNN IBN, before she exited to launch The Quint.
She is on the advisory board of Oxford University’s Reuters Institute of Journalism, the World Editor’s Forum at WAN IFRA and Future News Worldwide. Ritu Kapur has been recognized by Outlook Business as “Woman of Worth 2017 – The Newsmaker”.