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We will embrace rising power of individual journalism: Semafor co-founder

For readers, breaking news and opinion separately are important, said Smith

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar 



Justin Smith
Justin Smith, co-founder of Semafor

Why would anyone come up with a news start-up when news and are under pressure globally? That, among other things, is what Justin Smith, co-founder of Semafor, answered in conversation with Vanita Kohli-Khandekar in Mumbai. Semafor, derived from semaphore, means a carrier of signal. And, it means that in 35 different languages. It plans to be a premium global news organisation that Smith and The New York Times ex-media columnist Ben Smith set up earlier this year. Edited excerpts:

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First Published: Tue, August 23 2022. 00:39 IST

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