New Delhi: Ten of India’s biggest media companies, including the India Today Group, have announced a new collective: The Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA).
The organisation is committed to providing the most credible news in all languages to the Indian
audience, to self-regulation and to promoting the business and editorial interests of all members.
“One of the first tasks of DNPA is to fight the problem of fake news. As digital publishers, we all
acknowledge the problem but we found that individually we were unable to deal with it even though we
have very rigorous processes by which we publish news. We cannot fight this problem unless we come
together,” said India Today’s Kalli Purie.
“DNPA is open to all credible publishers who want to be a part of this body. It is not restricted to
the early members who came together to create this body,” said Times Of India’s Puneet Gupt.
The digital space in India is growing exponentially, and the DNPA has been formed to find ways to
cooperate in maximising the current and future potential of the industry.
Besides the India Today Group, the nine other founding members are Dainik Bhaskar, NDTV, Hindustan
Times, Indian Express, Times of India, Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran, Eenadu and Malayala Manorama.
The DNPA is self-funded with contributions from every publishing house at a nominal joining fee. The
organisation is open to any online news publisher; all membership will be cleared by the board.