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The Foundation

The Foundation for Media Professionals is an effort to celebrate the romance of journalism. Journalistic collectives have so far either been watering holes or trade unions.

They have their place. The trade union belonged to a time when industry-wide wage awards decided salaries in newspapers and switching jobs was not easy. Despite the competition for talent and skills, there are sections, especially in the regional language media, where journalists are poorly paid and conditions of work could improve. The trade union is not dead yet.

Editors have a guild. Owners, whether of newspapers or TV channels have associations to lobby their interests. But there is no association that cuts across mediums to champion issues of professional interest to journalists. FMP is an attempt to plug that gap.

We intend not only to be a cross-media organisation, but a pan-Indian one as well. Our intention is to establish demand-driven chapters in all state capitals.