Network18’s English general news channel CNN News18 last week launched the inaugural session of ‘Town Hall’, an on-ground event where top policy makers, opinion leaders and prominent voices will engage in meaningful conversations with the channel’s news team.
CNN News18’s Town Halls will decode the most relevant and topical issues that are shaping India. The town hall will be an extension of the brand’s journalism, producing thoughtful, news-making changes. The first in the series of CNN News18’s Town Halls was held on June 18, 2022 analyzing the 8 years of Modi Government.
“CNN-News18 is always known for keeping news over noise, based on the channel’s philosophy Town Halls will bring the most balanced and analytical viewpoints on the agenda for the day. With Town Halls, CNN-News18 aims to deliver result-oriented conversations helping audiences in becoming more informed and having a fresher perspective on issues impacting them, the society and country at large”.
Smriti Mehra, CEO, Business News, Network18 Group
Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor, CNN-News18, said “Town Halls will feature objective analysis and the free exchange of ideas while discussing the agenda, giving our viewers an unrivalled and unbiased perspective. These Town Hall events will be held every quarter, allowing the channel to focus on quality conversations and building a unique platform to engage with its audiences on ground. Town Hall will position CNN-News18 as a thought leader among its peers and a forerunner in the knowledge economy.”
The town hall’s guest list will include country’s top political leaders, top industrialists., CEOs, Founders, and so on. The town hall over the course of the next few months will keep travelling to other prominent parts of the country.