There is no dearth of websites focused on news and current affairs either in India or Odisha. “Why another?”, therefore, is a perfectly legitimate question. The short answer to the question is: Update Odisha is not here to just make the numbers; it is here to make a difference – to the way news and infotainment are produced and consumed.
Update Odisha would bring to the table the combined experience and expertise of some of the finest journalists in the state – both young and old – and would seek to offer a digital experience unlike any the state has witnessed so far.
As the URL itself suggests, Update Odisha would be primarily about Odisha, though it would also have stuff from the rest of the world. It would endeavor to cover the entire gamut of issues – politics, industry, education, art & culture, entertainment, environment, crime –from across the world, but the focus would be on the state of Odisha.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of journalism and would scrupulously avoid editorializing while reporting the news. Facts would be checked and rechecked till we are convinced about the veracity of a particular news item before the ‘Post’ button is clicked. While we would never hold any story back if it is in the public interest, we would never resort to vendetta or character assassination against anyone. We would always give a person the opportunity to present his/her side of the story if it has the potential to harm his/her reputation of the institution s/he represents. But if someone still feels aggrieved, s/he can write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com for redressal of the grievance.
The jurisdiction for legal disputes and litigation arising out of any story or article published on updateodisha.com would be the Bhubaneswar region (the state capital of Odisha).
Update Odisha Editorial Team
Kautilya Chandrakanta has worked as a freelancer for six years before joining Update Odisha. He has completed his Post Graduation from Utkal University.
Prithviraj Sahu is a Software Engineer, who has experience in developing several web applications. He has evinced his interest in journalism. He is an author and also the technical head of Update Odisha.
Sumit Behera is senior sub editor-cum-reporter. He has experience of working in reputed media houses like Orissa Post, OTV and Focus TV (News World). He is currently doing his PhD in Journalism at Utkal University.
Update Odisha Team is also assisted by reporters and stringers from across the state.