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Debapriya Datta | Elance
 
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Debapriya Datta

   India
  |   Kolkata, Bengal

Overview

Debapriya is a print media journalist with a rich and varied experience spanning close to 20 years, three cities and five mainstream English dailies. His passion for writing, rewriting and editing, coupled with a profound understanding of the English language, earned him the reputation of a 'fabulous deskie' early in his career.
Over the years, Debapriya developed a nose for news, more importantly the kind of news readers want to read. With the advent and later, the onslaught of electronic, digital and social media, print media needed to...

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Newspaper
Journalism
News Writing
Editorial
Copy Editing
Feature Articles
Storytelling
Online Journalism
Content Development
Headline Writing

Employment

Self-employed
Senior Journalist
2014 - Present
Travelling and penning my memoirs which I plan to bring out in the form of a book in future.
Bangalore Mirror, The Times Group
Senior Assistant Editor
2010 - 2013
ROLE PLAYED: As the second-in-command after the Resident Editor, I brought out editions day after day, with the support of a 50-member team; generated story ideas, selected story line-ups,...
DNA (Daily News & Analysis)
News Editor
2005 - 2010
GROWTH PATH Sep 09 - Aug 10 News Editor Dec 05 - Aug 09 Deputy News Editor June 05 - Nov 05 Chief Copy Editor *?Supported the core team for the launch of DNA-Mumbai an INR 1200-crore...
The Times of India, BCCL, Kolkata
Deputy Chief sub-editor
2000 - 2005
GROWTH PATH Aug 03 - May 05 Deputy Chief Copy Editor Aug 00 - July 03 Senior Copy Editor ROLE PLAYED: Was accountable for pages assigned on a daily basis; entrusted with both...
The Statesman
Sports Reporter cum Subeditor
1995 - 2000
ROLE PLAYED: Travelled extensively across India to cover national and international Cricket, Football and Tennis matches/competitions. Rewrote/Edited sports stories and handled production of Sports...
Amrita Bazar Patrika
Trainee Journalist
1994 - 1995
For a Trainee Sports Journalist I had a trial by fire. Immediately after joining, I was thrown into the thick of things as the FIFA World Cup 1994 started immediately after it. Learnt to write,...

Education

University of Calcutta
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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