Zero. That’s the number to keep in mind. Because zero is the number of people in the fact checking department across most mainstream newsrooms in India. Today.
It is a number that isn’t talked about much. It certainly should be.
“Let’s do this over a call,” said Sukumar.
When I wrote to him, I had a simple question. Whatever happened to fact checking in the country? It is like, this bit of journalistic process never existed.
Sukumar Ranganathan is the Editor of Mint, the business daily published by Hindustan Times.