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Founder & CEO at 101Reporters.com. Ashoka & TED Fellow
Gangadhar Patil runs 101Reporters, a growing network of local reporters in India that source original stories for national and international media houses. The four year old media tech startup has produced more than 3,500 ground reported stories which have appeared in national and international media outlets like The Nikkei, Asia Times, CNN, The Telegraph and Mint to name a few.
A graduate in commerce from Bangalore University, Gangadhar’s worldview is deeply shaped by his life experiences of growing up in small towns across India. His experiences in a harsh school environment taught him that an individual’s performance has more to do with their environment than their fundamental capability.
After being trained in journalism at Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media in Bangalore, in 2010, he began his journalism career with The New Indian Express in Chennai. During a one year stint with Express, he also served as Express correspondent in Coimbatore and reported briefly for Bangalore bureau. His last assignment was with India’s largest business daily, The Economic Times, as Senior Correspondent in New Delhi.
Reflecting on his experiences working as a journalist in Belgaum and in big media companies, he began to connect the dots. He was convinced of the need to set up an independent platform to support local reporters. He then quit mainstream media to pursue his interest in highlighting local stories that don’t find space in urban national media, and started up 101Reporters.