About Us

The Federal is a digital platform disseminating news, analyses and commentary, in text and multimedia formats.

We look at India from the perspective of the states. We aim to analyse and probe in depth issues which are relevant to the citizen but are often ignored. In an age of extreme viewpoints, we seek to bring back the much needed balance in news — News That Talks Sense.

The advent of social media and influence of technology are changing the face of journalism. At The Federal, we embrace change while adhering strictly to the core principles of non-partisan journalism. We bring together journalists, writers, data analysts, designers, engineers, and product managers in our newsroom, and craft new ways of credible story-telling.

We are a division of New Generation Media Corporation Private Limited that operates several print and media products. Launched in 2011, the group’s flagship product, Puthiya Thalaimurai, is the leading TV news channel in Tamil. The channel, a hit from day-one, pioneered several new trends in Tamil TV journalism. Till date, it continues to enjoy a pre-eminent position.

The company also runs entertainment channel Puthu Yugam.

New Generation Media launched its first news and information magazine, in Tamil, called Puthiya Thalaimurai, in 2009. The print division also runs specialised magazines.

The Federal is the group’s first English news venture.