The Amrita News Hour
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The News Hour at half-past nine offers worldwide coverage of politics, business, sports, current affairs, arts & culture, health, science and weather.
The Amrita News Hour with a vibrant news team and supported by an extensive newsgathering network is dedicated to bringing you honest and un-biased report of regional, national and international events.
A strong team of reporters are dedicated to bringing the viewers the news faster than ever before. We have set up several bureaus across the state of Kerala and also in all the major cities in the country that have direct connectivity to the News Desk.
Amrita News Online! Catch the current stories making headlines online at our Headlines section at http://www.amritatv.com/html/headlines.php
We caught up with the Chief Executive Editor, Neelan at the News studio:
What is the mission of the Amrita News?
“… Amrita News has no communal, political or religious inclinations. In this rat race, it is hard to keep quality and good tendencies and people tend to take what is given to them. Amrita TV is going to and is already bringing about change in television culture..”
“.. we are setting a trend that other channels are emulating..” Neelan says that Amrita TV is influencing the television culture for the better simply by producing quality work. “..This is creating pressure for other channels to also improve their standards”.
What’s special or different about Amrita News?
“..75% of the News everywhere revolves around politicians, the casualties is the common man and his problems. We are trying to give a balanced view, concentrating on including clips about the environment, arts the people, their problems etc.”.
“The style of presentation is different here (Amrita TV), we are focusing on the information. Every story has a stripe associated with it so a viewer who walks-in between a sentence, understands the story”.
“Our News is the fastest to reach the people. For example in Kannur a reporter can shoot, edit on his laptop and send the story from an STD booth…Almost real-time!”
How is your team at the News Desk?
“Being in news is tough, I have seen six generations of reporters and journalists who have passed through me, the team at Amrita TV is young but enthusiastic, hard workingand are fast learners. Just as they are learning from me, I also learn from them”.
How do you like working at Amrita TV?
“I love my job!”
What’s next for Amrita News?
Neelan has several ideas that he is soon going to start at Amrita TV. However he suggested that it was best not to reveal them at this stage.
About Neelan: Neelan is a veteran in the News Business, by any standards with over 36 years of experience in print and television. He is also a writer, and even acted in some movies.
Get to know your Amrita News Team:
Maya Sreekumar: Leading News Anchor with over 20 years of experience as a News Presenter. Maya has worked with Doordarshan, Kairali and Asia Net before joining Amrita TV. She enjoys dancing and is a Bharatanatyam dancer herself. Maya has a 24-year old daughter who is a dental surgeon.
Maya advices upcoming news presenters to focus on their language and pronunciation. “…Its important to be confidant and tackle situations as they come up. Every News read is a different experience, to be prepared for surprises is very important.