Dr Sanjeev Ratna Singh
Associate Dean, School of Modern Media
Sanjeev Singh is one of India’s most eminent digital broadcast leaders with over 20 years as a journalist and content producer in senior positions in Digital, TV, and Print. He was previously Editor, Digital Broadcasting, Times Internet, where his primary work included creating digital video and audio content on The Times of India and nine other online platforms of the Times Group including: Navbharat Times, Maharashtra Times, Vijay Kannada, Ei Samay, I Am Gujarat and other regional languages (across Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam). As the head of the centralised digital multimedia broadcasting content engine for the Times Group – he led a team of multimedia professionals across several cities and working closely with Times journalists in 55 print editions around the country and overseas. His responsibilities included creating original content, overseeing daily digital video news bulletins, audio podcasts, weekly shows and special Group productions (such as: Vote’19, Budget With Times, TOI Indepth).
He also managed the production of new audio podcast programming initiatives in partnership with global universities like Harvard India Centre, Columbia University and other content partners. Singh was a part of the launch team for creating several data-based interactive media properties using data and video for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Union Budgets (2018-21) and several assembly elections (2016-2020). He hosted and co-produced, with Nalin Mehta, Elections with Times, the Times of India’s special Mojo and data-insights-based political travelogue show, which starting from Gujarat assembly elections 2017 to Lok Sabha general elections 2019, brought together ground-level insights and opinions across a series of key poll contests. Prior to this, Singh worked with the TOI opinions page, writing on politics and current affairs. While at the edit page, he co-anchored TOI’s daily Facebook video programming focused on analysis of critical issues as part of a new TOI Digital initiative.
Singh has previously been a consultant at ndtv.com, where his work focused on website updation, digital coverage of breaking news, analysis and mapping competition. He has been part of founding launch teams of several TV news stations like Star News (as Bureau Head in Lucknow), Times Now (as Special Correspondent) and News Nation (as National Bureau Chief). He also worked with News X (as Associate Editor), NDTV (as Correspondent, Ahmedabad Bureau Head and Sports Anchor). He has reported on news and current affairs for over two decades and has been a columnist for India’s leading newspaper, The Times of India, and popular news website, FirstPost.
An alumnus of The Doon School, Dehradun, Singh has a Ph.D in Communications from GD Goenka University, a PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communications and BA (Honours) English from Hindu College, University of Delhi.