Talking about the Group’s milestone celebrations, Rajiv Lochan, CEO, The Hindu said, “To reach 140 years is substantial for any institution; with an unparalleled reputation and a deep sense of duty, rarer still. This is a moment for us at The Hindu Group to cherish and pay tribute to our readers, whose continued support and patronage, allows us to remain India’s trusted voice.”
Over the years, The Hindu Group has earned the trust and loyalty from consumers and advertisers across India. On winning the hearts and minds of readers, Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu says, “As a newspaper, we make a clear distinction between news and opinion. We generally refrain from speculation and attempt to verify what we report. Of course, we do make mistakes, but importantly we acknowledge them and apologise for our errors when required. I think all of this is what has contributed to the trust The Hindu commands with its readers and with the public at large.”
This year, the Hindu Group widened its reach through ‘THEME’ (The Hindu Group Events, Meets & Experiences), the events vertical of the Group that has touched over one million people across 15 cities. It also launched ‘Briefcase’, an English news bulletin app that delivers five important and exclusive news stories every morning. The Twitter hashtag #TheHinduat140 trended on September 20 with many readers reminiscing about their connection with the newspaper.