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Nasr ul Hadi

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ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with media organizations in India to improve access to quality information and journalism, by developing and expanding the use of new technologies and digital-led best practices.

Hadi has worked in various editorial, creative, product, strategy and training roles across print, broadcast and digital news/media, with marquee brands like The Times of India, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Television, Zee Media, The Associated Press, Columbia University, Jamia's MCRC, Raghav Bahl, among others.

He uses his diverse experience to create editorial workflows, “culture hacking” programs, and drive innovation in general across newsrooms in the region. He has also taught multimedia and interactive storytelling at a few graduate schools, and co-manages the local chapters of Hacks/Hackers, a global community working at the intersection of news and technology.

Hadi studied engineering at Aligarh University and digital media at Columbia University.

Latest Stories

Digital Fridays: An innovative approach to creating a digital culture at a legacy media giant

How ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi "hacked the culture" of The Hindustan Times' newsroom.

Nasr ul Hadi | April 04, 2016

Facebook’s Signal and the rise of social, search 'radars' in news sourcing

ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi lists off some of the cool screens the sourcing, assignment or alerts desks in your newsroom should be tinkering with all day.

Nasr ul Hadi | October 05, 2015

How India's Hindustan Times uses Dataminr to find breaking news

By sifting through local social media accounts and other public datasets, Dataminr can give newsrooms a clear advantage in reporting the breaking news ahead of competitors.

Nasr ul Hadi | July 14, 2015