Mangaluru: Spearhead Media Private Limited, a growing media house from Mangaluru, (they are the owners of the popular pan Karnataka media brands newskarnataka.com, newskannada.com and Karnataka Today, a monthly English magazine) is at the threshold of its fifth year in the media industry. It focuses on truthful and honest news reportage that is oriented towards development issues; it has never wavered from this journalistic path and this has served it well. Now it's time to celebrate.
As a part of its celebrations, the media house is organizing 'The Huddle-2019', an evening of interaction, networking and fellowship, based on the theme, "Media in Development" on January 2, at Milagres Church Hall complex, Mangaluru from 7 pm onwards. Shri Santosh Goenka, Mentor of Spearhead Media Group and Chief Alchemist of Diagonal World will deliver the keynote address; Shri DB Mehta, President, CREDAI, Mangaluru will be the chief guest. CA Valerian Dalmaida and Shri Clevy Leo Rodrigues, media visionaries too will be present on the occasion. The function is expected to be graced by a number of stakeholders in the Media, including its founders, investors, staff, contributors, media partners and many other eminent personalities from all walks of life.
It may be a coincidence (or not; we think not), but Prime Minister Modi, addressing the public with his "Mann ki Baat" on radio for the last time this year said yesterday that, "Spreading negativity is fairly easy, but people must come together to make positivity viral, adding that several websites are spreading positive news and people should share their links so that positivity can be made viral", and that is exactly what NewsKarnataka.com, Newskannada.com, Karnataka's favourite news websites with over 4.5 lakh page views a month from all over Karnataka and across the Gulf, even the western world and Europe have been doing for the last five years. They, together with their print sibling, Karnataka Today, connect Kannadigas to their roots 24x7 focussing their efforts on development issues facing Kannadigas where ever they may be. Indeed they focus on news that is in the Public interest rather than only news that the public is interested in and its readership is growing steadily because of that unwavering focus.
For us, the NK Team what is even more gratifying is the overwhelming response that NK's Facebook page garners on a daily basis - It has recently crossed the 200k follower mark! NewsKarnataka now has 199,293 likes and 201,433 followers and all of these genuine - neither bots nor robots. Its page was verified by Facebook (Check out the blue tick next to the name). All of this is a matter of pride for the NK team that strives hard to continuously and consistently live up to its tagline - Truth Endures.
Recently the extravagant and much awaited Vishwa Tulu Sammelan that was held in Dubai on the 23rd and 24th of November was telecast live by NewsKarnataka.com on its website and facebook page. The Live telecast was a massive hit with NewsKarnataka's followers, the event's organizers and the stars and delegates at the event - All of them experienced NewsKarnataka.com first hand at its stall there and through its live telecast to Tuluvas back home. Videos of the event on its Facebook page have gone viral garnering over 4.5 lakh views within a couple of days of being premiered.
About Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd
The Spearhead Media Group, led by its flagship Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd. (www.spearheadpvtltd.com) started out small with a couple of investors who were also the innovators in the media space of a tier II city. It was an innovative media venture because it focused its digital media on the state as a whole and not on one particular city or dimension as most digital websites had done thus far. While the innovators are still on board, the investors have taken over, expanded the circle of development to include 43 investors, 22 staff and around 80 contributors from all parts of Karnataka.
The group has two firms in its fold, its flagship, Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd and the other Spearhead Publications Pvt. Ltd. Together they have 5 products – two websites, one in English and one in Kannada, (www.newksarnataka.com & www.newskannada.com, an English monthly magazine 'Karnataka Today', a YouTube channel NK Tv, and a graphic design house, Verdevice, attached. They are editorially independent and focused on positive journalism of the kind that will convert Business Triangles (Innovator, Investor & Revenue) into expanding concentric circles to speed up both business and development.
The group is now in for exciting times with the induction of Mr Santosh Goenka, the President and Chief Alchemist of Diagonal World, a media mentoring initiative, as our mentor in the media space. Santosh Goenka is the grandson of the legendary freedom fighter and Press Baron Ram Nath Goenka, the founder of the Indian Express Group.
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