Joydeep Das Gupta
Writer, Editor, and Director in Kolkata, India
It was the flair of being creative, that drove me to be a media professional. For more than 15 years in Journalism starting from a Reporter to the Editor, the Journey was full of excitement with News and People.
Started my career in mainstream Journalism in the year 2003 as a Producer and later as a Correspondent in Sahara Samay, New Delhi and Kolkata respectively, thereafter as the Station Head of Zee News in Kolkata and then in Green TV as Bureau Chief (Eastern India), has experienced and excelled various aspects of communication media while working.
At present I am associated with News Sense, a social and developmental digital news platform as its Editor and also a regular columnist with National weekly Uday India and International News Content Platform Scrabbl.
A trained Google Fact Checker, with expertise on identifying Fake News by identifying fake information, images and visuals as authorised by Google. Also a Trained Defence Journalist accredited by Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
The recognition I received touches all the mediums of communication media, Television, Print, Film and Web. I was recognised as the "Best TV Journalist" and “News Print Journalist” in the year 2009 and 2012 by KKN Journalism Awards and Candid Communication respectively. In the year 2014 my animation film “Tree, My Friend” was recognized as the “Best Social Film” in a National Contest by Yes Foundation.
In recognition to my work in highlighting gender issues through Web Journalism, I was awarded with the prestigious United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supported National Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity in the year 2016.
A first class Post Graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University in Kolkata and a Special Course on Journalism for Social Change from UC Berkeley.
I also spend time with my creative engagements by making Documentary Films, Ad Films, Corporate Films and Animation Films.
Associated with various Educational Institutes as visiting faculty teaching Television Journalism and Documentary Film.