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News channel finally starts hiring news reporters after the #AyodhyaVerdict as only anchors were enough till now

10, Nov 2019 By Santosh Pradhan

Mumbai. News Channels have a new headache now that Ayodhya verdict is out and they can no more just rely on the mandir-masjid debates in the future. A news channel in Mumbai, Prepublic has finally started hiring news reporters to cover on ground stories as news anchors will not be enough in the future.

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On Saturday, the Supreme Court of India backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.

We spoke to the owner of Prepublic, Mr. Comeswamy and he had this to say, “Look, Ayodhya was very important to us. But we thought the court will give the verdict after 2030, and so we had not done any hiring of news reporters for ground-level stories. But the Supreme Court really surprised us with the quick decision. In fact, the whole decision-making process took just 27 years, that’s really shocking. The courts have to be sensitive towards the news channels too. If they will come out with verdicts every now and then how will the channels function?”

Given the strong demand, Prepublic will soon list out the jobs on an online platform for people to apply for the same.