The influx of digital technology combined with advancements in the field of telecommunications has had a disruptive effect on the global news industry.While newspapers are a thriving industry in India, newspaper organisations and journalists are adopting new technology in order to remain relevant in a fast changing environment Media consumption across the globe is increasingly happening in digital formats. The increase in the number of devices capable of supporting digital media along with increasing internet access speed, has provided consumers with an option to access the media content of his choice be it information, entertainment or social activity anytime, anywhere. A number of start-ups are making a splash by providing original content and high-impact articles.The Citizen Times (TCT) is one such news portal.It was launched in collaboration with NGO Best Friendz Society (BFS) was announced and names of celebrity columnist were announced too .
TCT is an initiative that involves the use of news in the digital platform. Coming from a struggled background Payel Paul, CEO The Citizens Time’ said, ” Our main motto is to spread the importance of reading through social and digital world.We want students of all age to participate ” .”Education is not about only getting a degree its about gathering knowledge and experiencing too. We believe that our endevour with Bestfriendz we will be able to create some good reporters and photographer for our portal amongst the less privileged and make them the privileged ones ” said Shagufta Hanaphie , Editor The Citizens Times .The event concluded with a presentation ceremony during which guests and other reputable participants were presented with mementoes.