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Newspaper Editor Tweets Resignation

new_twitter_logoWe’ve heard of resignation letters, and of course, the occasional resignation cake and interpretive dance video, but a tweet? This was certainly news to us.

Yesterday Siddhart Varadarajan called it quits via his Twitter handle, @svaradarajan, “With The Hindu’s owners deciding to revert to being a family run and edited newspaper, I am resigning from The Hindu with immediate effect.”

And just like that, the editor resigned. Per a piece we read on Poynter, a family feud was broiling when he was named editor. Back in 2012 he spoke about his plans for The Hindu:

“I see The Hindu as sa paper that commands enormous respect as an authoritative voice for what is happening in India….A paper that gives prominence to social, economic, international political developments. So, the way I see my mandate is really to continue along that path but to go sort of in a way that’s more contemporary, more vibrant, that is more attractive, more interesting to readers.”

 

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