True Scoop

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.

Management

Ms. Khyati Kohli

Managing Director

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

Editor-In-Chief

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”.


Team Members

Mr. Amritpal Singh

Bureau Chief

Amritpal Singh is the Bureau Chief of True Scoop. He has considerable experience in Field Reporting. He also has the ability to handle the camera well. Amritpal has served as Senior Reporter for 5 Years in Fastway News Channel. His main area of focus is on crime stories but he can also cover multiple beats in the field.


Mr. Saurav Virdi

Digital Head

Mr. Saurav Virdi is Digital Head and Video Head of True Scoop. He pursued Masters in Information Technology (MSIT) from PTU Jalandhar. Saurav also has basic knowledge in Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing.

Saurav has done Diploma in VFX animation from Arena Animations and has 6 months of training in the web programming language called dot net. Saurav has 4 years of experience as a Hardware Engineer in Impel Infosys. Apart from Video Editing, Saurav has a vivid experience in Camera Handling and Video Direction.

He also has 2 years' experience in cinematography in the Punjabi Songs industry. He is now working with True Scoop as Digital Head.


Ms. Chanda

Content Writer (Punjabi)

Ms. Chanda is a Content Writer of Punjabi with an experience of three years in the field of Content Writing. She graduated in Bachelors of Arts in 2015-16 but went on to build a career in the field of content writing. From 2016 to 2018, she started working for Punjab Kesari as a Content Writer in Jalandhar. She has also done her Diploma in FD-CAP. She is now working with True Scoop News as a Content Writer of Punjabi. Her forte is lifestyle and entertainment and she loves to cover stories in fashion.


Mrs. Baljit Kaur

Editor of True Scoop Punjabi

Baljit Kaur has done Masters In Journalism and Mass Communication From GNDU. She has one Year Experience in Punjab Plus News Channel as a Script Writer and News Anchor and 5 Years Experience in Fastway news Channel as a Senior Anchor and Script writer. She is also expert in taking Interviews.

Baljit Kaur is now serving as an Editor of True Scoop Punjabi where she takes care of video selection, news selection, news packaging, special stories and brainstorming of ideas that will shape a better future for Punjab.


Ms. Jasleen Kaur

Creative Head

Ms. Jasleen Kaur is a graphic designer with an experience of four years in the field of creativity. She graduated as an Electronics and communication Engineer in 2015 but went on to build a career in the field of designing. In 2015, she started working for a manufacturing company called Datawind Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Amritsar as a Supervisor. In 2016, Jasleen got promoted as the ‘Process Engineer’ in the same firm. She was also selected as ‘Casual Announcer’ and 'Drama Artist' at All India Radio.

In 2017, Jasleen joined Punjab Kesari, Jalandhar as a Cartoonist and Graphic Designer. She worked in the web section of Punjab Kesari working for the English page named ‘JB+’ and Hindi women based page ‘Nari’.

Acknowledging the major swing from engineering to designing, Jasleen kaur is now serving as the CREATIVE HEAD of True Scoop where she is responsible for extensive mind storming on latest ideas and creatively executing those ideas.


Mr. Prabhkirat Singh

Video Editor

Mr. Prabhkirat is a video editor with an experience of one year in the field of video editing. He's an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop and Premiere Pro and he's also an Autodesk 3DS Max Certified Professional. In 2018, He started working as a Freelancer in the field of Video Editing, Visual Effects and 3D design. He has also participated in the 24FPS International Animation Awards and won the Special Jury Mention Award under "3D Animation Challenge" category. He has previously worked as a VFX artist on various Punjabi Music Songs. Prabhkirat Singh is now serving as a Video Editor of True Scoop.


Parminder Singh

Video Editor

Parminder is a Video Editor at True Scoop. He belongs to Phagwara and specialises in making Punjabi News videos for True Scoop Punjabi. He has also won many awards such as “Star of the Month” in Mac Academy where he acquired skills in Photoshop, After Effects and Premier Pro. His passion for his religion is unmatched. He has joined an NGO called “Sikh for Equality” where he volunteers every now and then. In a recent incident when Bhakra Dam opened its flood gates and the surrounding areas were deeply affected, Parminder volunteered to help the victims and provide them with basic goods for survival.

On top of that, Parminder also runs his own Turban tying centre under the name of The Turban Studio where he teaches people to tie the turban. Parminder believes in keeping the Punjabi traditions alive in this fast moving world.


Mr. Mohit

Anchor/Reporter

Mr. Mohit is an anchor and reporter for True Scoop. He did his Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from GNDU Jalandhar. He has also done MBA in marketing and Finance. Mohit has 3 years of experience as a Radio Jockey in AIR. He has also worked with Doordarshan as an anchor and voice-over artist. He is also indulged in organizing and managing events. He is now working with True Scoop as an anchor and reporter.


Mr. Ujjwal Samrat

English Editor

Mr. Ujjwal Samrat is an English Editor who is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Lovely Professional University, Punjab. He has a vivid experience in reporting and writing for print as well, as he was an intern of the Hindustan Times, Chandigarh. He also got the experience of editing and writing from the web during his internship tenure with Hindustan Times, Chandigarh. During the college, he has won many writing contests including blogger's hunt of the inter-college level fest 'Youth Vibe'. He has also been an event manager and coordinator of a state-level NGO 'Umeed- a drop of hope'. Acknowledging the major swing from writing for print to writing for the web, Ujjwal Samrat is now serving as the English Editor of True Scoop.