Update: The Ken has learnt that two of Vice India’s senior editorial staff—news editor Kunal Majumder and managing editor Rishi Majumder—have resigned from their respective roles over alleged management interference in the editorial process. The resignation, according to sources, happened sometime between 10 and 12 March. In an email to his now former colleagues, reviewed by The Ken, Kunal Majumder wrote, “I find it disturbing that an editorial conversation that should ideally take place between an editor and the writer is now taking place between the management and the writer, and that too marked to non-editorial staff.” Majumder neither confirms nor denies writing the email.
Good times, bad times
All’s not well in India’s Viceland
A month before the launch, the partnership between the Times Group and Vice Media is strained. How long before it breaks?
Vice Media, which had announced its entry into India in June 2016 with the Times Group, has severely delayed the launch of its TV channel and website
There is disarray a month before the website's launch with the departure of editor-in-chief Pragya Tiwari. Meanwhile, employees are on three-month contracts
The TV channel's launch has been pushed to the end of the year with complications with the ministry of information and broadcasting
Could Vice be a repeat of what happened to the partnerships with HuffPost and Business Insider?