Dailyhunt, India’s #1 local language content platform, and AMG Media Networks Limited, a platform supported by leading integrated business conglomerate Adani Group, concluded #StoryForGlory, a nationwide talent hunt for India’s next big storytellers in a grand finale in Delhi. The nationwide talent hunt culminated in the discovery of 12 winners under the two categories – Video and Print.
#StoryForGlory Winners Along with the Jury Members at the Finale Event
The four-month-long program kickstarted in May, received over 1000 applications, out of which 20 talented participants were shortlisted. The shortlisted candidates went through an eight-week long fellowship and a two-week learning program at MICA, a leading media institute. After their rigorous training the participants spent six weeks working on their final project while also being mentored by leading media publishing firms. During the course of the program, the participants focussed on their skill building and experiential learning to grow their storytelling and content rigour.
At the finale, the 20 finalists presented their projects, out of which 12 were selected as the winners by an esteemed jury. The jury consisted of industry leaders such as Virendra Gupta, Founder, Dailyhunt; Sanjay Pugalia, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, AMG Media Networks Limited; Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express; Anupama Chopra, Founder, Film Companion; Shaili Chopra, Founder, SheThePeople; Neelesh Misra, Founder, Gaon Connection and Pankaj Mishra, Co-founder, Factor Daily. #StoryForGlory identified unique voices from the masses and provided participants with an opportunity to pave their careers in the field of journalism and shape the larger media ecosystem with creative content.
“We have been able to leverage technology to discover the vibrant and talented pool of India’s storytellers. The digital news and media space has been advancing considerably, especially in the art of storytelling, and through the #StoryForGlory initiative we reinstate our commitment to shaping India’s media ecosystem and give India’s budding storytellers the opportunities to develop their skills and share their passion with the world,” said Virendra Gupta, Founder, Dailyhunt.
“As a land of rich and diverse stories, India is home to many storytellers. Together, with Dailyhunt, we have been able to identify the next generation of India’s chroniclers and give them the right support and platform required to hone and cultivate their skills. The response we’ve received has been overwhelming, to say the least. The #StoryforGlory initiative reflects our ongoing commitment to drive good content and look for ways to give India’s most talented creators an avenue to make their creative visions come to life,” said Sanjay Pugalia, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, AMG Media Networks Limited, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Limited.
#StoryForGlory was launched with the objective of discovering India’s rich and diverse pool of content creators across video and written formats and genres such as current affairs, news, science, technology, arts, and culture among others.
Dailyhunt is India’s #1 local language content platform offering 1M+ new content artifacts every day in 15 languages. The content on Dailyhunt is licensed and sourced from a creator ecosystem of over 50000+ content partners and a deep pool of over 50000+ creators. Our mission is to be ‘the Indic platform empowering a billion Indians to discover, consume, and socialize with content that informs, enriches, and entertains. Dailyhunt serves over 350 million monthly active users (MAUs) every month. The time spent per daily active user (DAU) is 30 minutes per user per day. Its unique AI/ML and deep learning technologies enable smart curation of content and track user preferences to deliver real-time, personalised content and notifications. The Dailyhunt app is available on Android, iOS, and the mobile web.
About the Adani Group
Headquartered in Ahmedabad, India, the Adani Group is the largest and fastest-growing portfolio of diversified businesses in India with interests in Logistics (seaports, airports, logistics, shipping and rail), Resources, Power Generation and Distribution, Renewable Energy, Gas and Infrastructure, Agro (commodities, edible oil, food products, cold storage and grain silos), Real Estate, Public Transport Infrastructure, Consumer Finance and Defence, and other sectors. Adani owes its success and leadership position to its core philosophy of ‘Nation Building‘ and ‘Growth with Goodness’ – a guiding principle for sustainable growth. The Group is committed to protecting the environment and improving communities through its CSR programmes based on the principles of sustainability, diversity and shared values.
Further information at www.adani.com.