NewsMeter is India’s first satellite journalism portal, with a separate Fact Check unit and a digital media platform that brings you credible news stories and analysis of current affairs as and when they unfold.
NewsMeter is a digital media brand of Fifth Estate Digital Pvt. Ltd running English, Telugu news websites and Youtube channels. Newsmeter is a brand and Fifth Estate Digital Pvt Limited is a company. NewsMeter Fact Check is a separate independent unit . NewsMeter is a signatory of International Fact Checking Network(IFCN). https://ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org/profile/newsmeter-fifth-estate-digital-private-limited
Fifth Estate Digital private limited is a legally registered company under Section 7 of Companies Act 2013 with Registrar of Companies Hyderabad of Ministry of Corporate Affairs India. The Corporate Identity Number of the company is U22300TG2019PTCI34125.
Newsmeter doesn’t receive any funding from local or foreign state or political sources. Funding majorly come in the form of investments from promoters and as well as through advertisement revenues. Funders or advertisers do not influence the findings of fact check reports or editorial content. Both fact check unit and editorial are independent.
Fifth Estate Digital Pvt. Ltd. has been founded by Promoters with an objective of giving fair and accurate journalism.
News Meter engages in the business of running a digital media website, https://newsmeter.in/. Our website covers topics from politics, region, and crime, business to offbeat, entertainment, fact check, education, and civic issues. Apart from that, we have other categories like data stories, investigative stories and satellite journalism. Our goal is to turn data into information and information into insight. Our objective is to fight misinformation and disinformation with the help of Google News Initiative trained fact checkers.
NewsMeter has a YouTube Channel and also has its own NewsMeter app available on Google Play Store and App store. It also has a Telugu news website https://telugu.newsmeter.in/ for its Telugu users and also a separate Telugu YouTube channel. News Meter is also available on other social media handles like- Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (in both languages).
NewsMeter recruits the best, reliable and experienced staff who strives to provide the right information on time. NewsMeter’s staff includes some of the top people from Well known institutions like Deccan Chronicle, NDTV, DNA, Hyderabad Central University and St Francis College of Osmania University. We have eminent columnists from several fields including professors from Osmania University, former Central Information Commissioner and ex Wing Commanders. Visit https://newsmeter.in/editorial-staff/ to know more about our Editorial staff.
We at News Meter strive to deliver accurate, first-hand, reliable and publish authentic and genuine content for our users.
Promoters of NewsMeter
The company is promoted by A Bharani Kumar and others. A Bharani Kumar is a graduate in commerce and his vision of setting up an independent fact-checking news site has been realized with News meter. B Malla Reddy an academician and young entrepreneur Nikhil reddy are the directors of the company.
Newsmeter is mostly self-funded through the Investments from promoters. Around 35 per cent of operational costs are borne through the investments from promoters. Both fact check unit and editorial team operates independently. For more details visit Fact Check Methodology page.