Vivekananda Institute of Mass Communication

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Nitya Thirumalai

Nitya is a digital journalist and news producer with 10+ years experience in both digital and print newsrooms. With production as her forte, she has worked with India Today Digital, The New Indian Express, Hindustan Times, News18.com and India Ahead Digital. She was one of only two Indian journalists picked for the inaugural edition of the Google News Initiative-Columbia Journalism School Fellowship in 2019-2020.

Nitya Thirumalai
Education
Education

Political Science (Hons)
Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University

Masters in Mass Communication (Journalism)
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication

Fellowship
Fellowship

Google News Initiative Newsroom Leadership Program 2019-2020
The Newsroom Leadership Fellowship took Nitya to the prestigious Columbia Journalism School in New York. A collaboration between Google News Initiative and Columbia, the fellowship focused on design thinking, audience-centric behaviours, data applications, and understanding business models.

Work Experience
Work Experience

Nitya started her career with India Today Digital in 2011 where she was trained in the basics of digital news production. She acquired and honed her editorial skills in the Page 1 teams of The New Indian Express, Chennai and Hindustan Times, Delhi from 2012 to 2016. Nitya returned to digital news in September 2016 with News18.com and went on to handle main news operations as News Editor till 2021. She is currently News Editor at India Ahead Digital.