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The Decazine

As a magazine, nothing stops us from being more imaginative, more responsible and more inclusive. It means we no longer want to be restricted by proposed definitions of what a weekly should be. We have decided to call ourselves 'Decazine' and use the 10 days to bring out issues that look at society, culture and politics as parts of a whole story. 

Outlook's cover on Northeast elections.
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The economies of journalism have changed. To counter the post-truth world challenges, there must be more reinvention, more experiments and more risk. As a magazine, nothing stops us from being more imaginative, more responsible and more inclusive. It means we no longer want to be restricted by proposed definitions of what a weekly should be. We have decided to call ourselves “Decazine” and use the 10 days to bring out issues that look at society, culture and politics as parts of a whole story. We remain a general interest news magazine that is committed to maintaining credibility in these challenging times.

We have put our faith in the idea of collective and collaborative approaches to storytelling. It is what is the need of the hour. To include and not to exclude, to remind us that our loyalty lies with the story and not with its consumption models that are dictated by the market. So, we step out and adopt a timeline that allows us to tell a story better to a reader and not a consumer. News has become a matter of headlines and hashtags and some “rethinking” is imperative for us to make sense of the cacophony that drowns the voices, the stories, the alternative realities, the feelings and above all, curiosity, which is fundamental in our profession that we call journalism. 

--- Chinki Sinha, Editor, Outlook

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