Redefining Digital Journalism
True Scoop is a digital media platform with Authenticity, 360 degree Journalism and Deep Drilling as its core values. True Scoop aims to break the myth of Digital Journalism by providing 100% authentic news and intriguing content that makes people think deeply.
True Scoop was inaugurated by Mr. Suresh Arora, Principal Secretary to CM, Punjab on December 22, 2018. True Scoop's official website has been envisaged as a bilingual website in both English and Punjabi language addressing various kinds of readership. True Scoop addresses various socio-political, economic and cultural issues and strives to report the actual reality.
The brainstorming team of True Scoop evaluates every piece of news and information with an unbiased lens and tries to put across a thoroughly researched and evaluated news article which is relevant for the common masses.
One of True Scoop's flagship program is Scoop Helps. Through Scoop Helps, True Scoop aims to provide an authentic, action-oriented platform that connects honest officers who are desperately trying to help the common man with the people who have been wronged.
True Scoop is the brainchild of Prestine Broadcasters Pvt. Ltd which is owned and spearheaded by Ms. Khyati Kohli, who is also the Managing Director of the company.
Khyati Kohli is a young entrepreneur who recently graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. With her Bachelors in Business Administration and Web Technologies & Applications, Ms. Kohli chose to come back right after her graduation to start working in her home country.
At the age of 20, Kohli authored a novel called The Shame’s On You that highlights the struggles associated with being a woman in India. This fictional story raises questions that we’re usually too afraid to ask and initiate suppressed conversations that have the potential to uproot deeply ingrained gender biases. It forces readers to rethink right versus wrong and reshape practices that have come to be regarded as the soul of our Indian culture. Along similar lines, Khyati also started a show called Uneducating The Youth where she talks about many such practices that often send across the wrong messages to our kids.
Having worked as an Opinion Writer and Copywriter in Daily Trojan, California, Kohli’s interest in sharing her voice peaked during college. Her work experience in companies of US and Australia shaped her overall work ethic and ignited boundless passion within her.
Khyati envisions True Scoop as the media portal of tomorrow which is why she plans on collaborating with thought leaders and giving them a platform to share their stories with the world. “There’s very less meaning to what a lot digital portals are doing these days,” Khyati explains. “We, at True Scoop, are aiming for socio-economic change here. All the programs that we broadcast have some sort of contribution to make to the industries that they touch.” Khyati goes on to explain, “What separates True Scoop from other portals is that it is an action-oriented platform that works on both ends of the spectrum—thought and action. This is already reflected in our current work and will be magnified by some of our future shows which are already in the pipeline right now.”
Mr. Rakesh Behal is a renowned journalist with vast experience in the field of print journalism. Behal graduated as a Mechanical Engineer but went on to build a career in the field of journalism. In 1994, he started working for a vernacular newspaper called Veer Pratap as Bureau Chief, Jalandhar. It is considered to be the oldest newspaper in the region of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal.
In 2002, Mr. Behal joined Dainik Bhaskar as Bureau Chief and successfully launched one of the most read newspapers of today. Mr. Behal went on to head the department of Investigative Bureau where he got a chance to try his hand at Investigative Journalism for the first time. He was able to perform numerous sting operations and expose many ill-practices going on in the region.
Terrorism, Drugs and Politics are Mr. Behal’s fields of mastery. He has done multiple in-depth stories with a 360 degree angle coverage on each issue. His apt ability to do deep drilling and give a factual, authentic and wholesome story to the reader makes him stand out. As Regional Head and News Editor of Dainik Bhaskar, Mr. Rakesh Behal contributed in paramount ways to the media industry.
He switched jobs and joined Punjab Kesari in November 2016 as Assistant Editor where he was responsible for making major editorial planning.
He led the Vidhan Sabha Elections in 2017 and successfully continued explore the field of investigative journalism further.
Acknowledging the major shift from print to digital, Mr Behal is now leading True Scoop with his strong editorial know-how. With True Scoop, Mr Behal wants to challenge the myth about digital portals and create an authentic platform that disseminates factual news and thought-provoking content, hence the slogan “Redefining Digital Journalism”.