Meet our team

Our team comprises of highly committed journalists who leave no stone unturned to bust fake news stories. This team is well versed with all the verification tools that are available. The team is well trained in busting fake news. The team works whole week to make sure that no fake news corrupts the thoughts of innocent readers. Our goal is to create a clean and safe political environment so that people can take unbiased decisions.

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.

Ashish Maharishi

News Editor
Ashish Maharishi is Social Media Manager in Jagran New Media’s Fact-Checking team. He has 12 years of experience in print and digital media. In print journalism, he has worked with TV18 Group in Mumbai and Dainik Bhaskar Group in Bhopal. In digital journalism, he has previously worked with Dainikbhaskar.com and India Today Group’s website, Lallantop. He has attended a 5-day Fact-Check and News Verification training conducted by a Google certified trainer. He also received Crowdtangle training and Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course – Poynter University’s eLearning course.

Gaurav Tiwari

News Editor
Gaurav Tiwari is working as a News Editor with the fact-checking team of Jagran New Media. He has 14 years of digital journalism experience with previous stints at livehindindustan.com and UC News India. He has the expertise to drive the data through Big Data technology. He has attended a 5-day Fact-Check and News Verification training conducted by a Google certified trainer. He participated in Crowdtangle training and Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course – Poynter University’s eLearning course.

Pallavi Mishra

Manager Quality check
Pallavi Mishra is the Quality Check Manager at Jagran New Media and works as a fact-checker and proof-reader. Her specialization is verifying, re-checking and adding value to the stories. She is a media professional with over 8 years of experience in digital media. Before joining Jagran News Media, Pallavi has worked with media houses such as NDTV, India Today and IANS. She attended a 5-day Fact-Check and News Verification training conducted by a Google certified trainer. She is also a recipient of Crowdtangle training and Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course – Poynter University’s eLearning course.