Fact Check & Media Literacy Drive - Sach Ke Sathi

Fact Check Sessions Conducted by Team Vishvas News members

Rajesh Upadhyay

Editor-in-chief Rajesh Upadhyay is a senior journalist with more than 20 years of rich experience in mainstream journalism. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President at Jagran New Media – digital arm of the Jagran Group. He is a postgraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication and an alumnus of IIM Indore’s Editorial Development Programme. He has in-depth knowledge of conceptualization and functioning of Print as well as Digital media. He has demonstrated experience in strategizing content, deploying digital teams and devising news stations and workflows to achieve measurable results. He is a certified Google News Initiative Fact-Check and News Verification expert and has attended numerous other workshops on this subject organized by Google, facebook, Crowdtangle and ICFJ. He also attended the Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course – Poynter University’s eLearning course. He has also been the driving force behind vishvas.news, the next-generation fact-checking and news verification portal.

Pratyush Ranjan

Senior Editor Pratyush Ranjan (Senior Editor at Jagran New Media and Vishvas News), has more than 16 years of experience in digital media. His key expertise areas are Fact Checking, Digital Content Management (Hindi & English), Newsroom and Editorial Process Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Writing, Editing, Search Engine and Social Media Optimisation, Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in newsrooms etc. He has previously worked with top media houses like ETV News, Instablogs, India Today Digital, Dainik Bhaskar Digital, Hindustan Times Online, News Nation Digital and IndiaTV Digital. Pratyush is a certified Fact Check Trainer at Google News Initiative’s India Training Network. Pratyush was the part of prestigious 6 month-long ‘JournalismAI’ global project (2020) for a comprehensive study of the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the future of Journalism. It is a project of POLIS – the journalism think-tank of London School of Economics and Political Science – and is supported by the Google News Initiative. Pratyush is a Post Graduate and Graduate in Political Science and International Relations from Hindu College (Delhi University) and has a PG Diploma in Journalism degree from Delhi University as well.

Urvashi Kapoor

Chief Sub Editor Urvashi Kapoor is working as Chief Sub Editor with Jagran New Media and associated with Vishvas News as fact checker. Urvashi is a post graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication and a seasoned digital media professional. Urvashi is a GNI India Training Network Trainer. She is specialized in using data, facts and various tools to debunk fake news. Urvashi has multiple certifications in Fact Checking from Poynter University, Google Analytics and Digital Marketing from Google, Email Marketing from Hubspot, Content discovery from Crowdtangle and multiple other certifications such as storytelling, consumer engagement from Facebook Blueprint. She has also done a course in ‘strategies for increasing reach & engagement of journalism’ from The Knight Center for Journalism from the University of Texas, Austin. Urvashi believes in the power of digital media, honest journalism and wishes to live in a world free of fake news.


1: May 31, 2020
The story done by a team member (Employee ID PN0059) was updated on May 31 to remove an unnecessary paragraph which was not required in the story.