Led by veteran journalist Sanjaya Jena, popularly known as Pulak, the Odia news channel has enrolled a young breed of committed journalists who have proved their worth in bringing to the light the problems and plights of the people. On many occasions, these journalists have also unequivocally questioned the failure in the governance systems at different levels as they chased stories at state, district and village levels, awakening both the state administration and masses, as well.
The editorial team, studded with veterans like Shanti Bhusan Mishra, Durga Shish, Shakti Sai Mishra, Sibananda Dash, Dillip Subudhi, Nilima Priyadarshini, Apurba Panda, Bibhuti Bhusan Rana, Rizwana Parveen and Rabi Samal possesses the ability for in-depth reporting of events and analysis.
The young brigade of reporters and anchors include Santosh Jena, Dibya Mohanty, Pradipta Mohapatra, Bikash Swain Kamalakanta Nayak Roshan Rath, Imfran Khan, Madhuri Mohanty, Chinmayee Das, Nibedita Swain, Kamalakanta Nayak, Kabita Swain, Smrutilagna Nanda, Niharika Nanda, Manas Mallik and Biswa Behera. This team has unearthed many stories and exposed rots in system.
Initially launched as a digital media, Argus News has over the years proved itself as the number one player in the segment having the largest reach. Grassroots reporting, sticking to journalistic ethics and social values are the hallmarks of this news platform. And these characteristics have made Argus News a hugely popular brand.
The arrival of Argus News as a satellite channel needs a wholeheart welcome as it promises truthful and dispassionate dissemination of information.
Argus News will hopefully continue with its current daunting neutral and unbiased character and break the monopoly of some of the channels who twist and turn the news contents in the name of commercial viability and to satisfy some of their political and bureaucrat bosses for some obvious reasons.