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Ex-Reuters journalist launches video startup

December 17, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Jui ChakravortyJui Chakravorty, a Reuters journalist for nine years, has left the wire service and launched a digital video startup.

b-yond.tv aims to create video stories that bring you glimpses of cultures and communities from around the globe. The goal is to tell stories that go beyond mainstream narratives and remain outside the context of hard news.

In a post on the website, Chakravorty writes:

In an innovative production model, we train and work with aspiring video-journalists from around the world to co-produce stories. The goal is a partnership that develops self-sufficient journalists capable of producing stories of the highest standards for a global audience.

Most importantly, b-yond.tv would like to thank all our Indiegogo supporters, and the anonymous donor, who helped us exceed our crowd-funding goal. This initiative is possible primarily due to your generosity, for which we feel the utmost gratitude.

For Reuters, Chakravorty covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict out of the Gaza Strip, the U.S. auto industry and Arab America out of Detroit, and mergers and acquisitions out of New York. Most recently, she was deputy bureau chief for Reuters in Mumbai.

She is a recipient of the 2009 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business award for best real-time coverage of the General Motors-Chrysler merger saga.

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