This is the second in a two-part interview with Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of The Indian Express. In the first part that ran yesterday, he spoke about the seperation of the “real estate and fourth estate businesses” of the group and the measures the paper was taking to face the economic slowdown. In the second part that follows, he speaks about the upcoming redesign of The Indian Express, his stand on foreign investment in print media, and his thoughts on Express’ declining readership.
It is generally said that you can make money running a newspaper only if you are the largest or second largest in a city. This is not the case with Express anywhere, with the possible exception of the smaller centres. Do you intend to change this in any significant way, and how, if so?
See we will grow bigger. But we don