(From left) Sheela Bhatt, editor (news affairs) at NewsX, Shekhar Gupta editor-in-chief ThePrint and A.K. Bhattacharya, editorial director of Business Standard
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Gupta, a veteran journalist founded ThePrint last year

New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India unanimously elected ThePrint editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta president at its annual general body meeting Saturday.

Gupta, a veteran journalist who founded ThePrint last year, is the first editor of a news website to be elected to the position.

The other members elected Saturday include A.K. Bhattacharya, the editorial director of Business Standard, as the general secretary and Sheela Bhatt, editor (news affairs) at NewsX, as treasurer, the guild said in a release.

“The general body of the guild also placed on record its deep appreciation of the stewardship of the guild by the outgoing office-bearers: Raj Chengappa, group editorial director (publishing), India Today Group, its president; Prakash Dubey, group editor, Dainik Bhaskar, general secretary; and Kalyani Shankar, senior editor and columnist, treasurer,” it added.

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