Supriya Sharma

executive editor Scroll

Supriya Sharma is the Executive Editor of Scroll, India’s first digital-only news organisation which was founded in 2014 and has since won nearly 50 awards.

In a career spanning more than two decades, Supriya has covered politics, conflict and development in some of India’s most embattled regions. She has won every major journalism honour in the country, from the Ramnath Goenka awards, the Red Ink awards, the Chameli Devi award for Outstanding Woman Journalist, among others. Her portfolio of award-winning work includes reporting on the Maoist insurgency in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, dispatches from a crisscrossing train journey during national elections, and more recently, an investigative report on the Narendra Modi government’s use of a federal investigative agency to target the political opposition.

In her role as an editor at one of India’s small and independent newsrooms, Supriya has led sustained coverage of rising majoritarian politics and crony capitalism, but also a diverse range of stories on environment, climate, education, health and gender. Supriya is the co-author of Love Jihad and Other Fictions, Simple Facts to Counter Viral Falsehoods (Aleph Book Company, 2024), a book that debunks viral conspiracy theories that have been amplified by India’s ruling party. She lives in Delhi.

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