15 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: It all began on 15th June, 2016. A small group of 15 dynamic news editors, reporters, camerapersons and graphic designers came together to kickstart Ommcom News- a first of its kind digital media venture in Odisha. The website went live with barely 15 days of test run catering to the growing need of people on the move to keep themselves updated with credible news.
OMMCOM NEWS was the first ever digital application in Odisha specially designed to focus primarily on reporting the latest news of the State as well as important national and international updates. The visuals and bytes accompanying the news text gave them the much needed credibility in an era where fake news prevailed on the social media.
It believed in the power of digital technology which was backed by quality content and latest videos from passionate and experienced professionals. Slowly and steadily, it carved a niche in the media world and stormed in by bagging the ‘Best Use Of New Media’ within a span of few months.
Above all, OMMCOM NEWS understood the importance of people's voice on any issue and intends to give them the platform to express their views. The website has a dedicated section for Citizen Journalists where common man can raise issues in their locality.
It held the first-ever bloggers meet in the State where professionals united to attend a brainstorming session and explore new opportunities regarding blogging and digital media services in Odisha. Experts in the digital field shared their views with new bloggers on how to promote blogs, generate revenue and improve the quality of the content.
Moreover, OMMCOM NEWS has a knack to bring forward positive and human-interest stories. The correspondents at district level strive hard to deliver many significant stories that have made a difference. One of its impactful news items also bagged the IIMCAA National Award for Best 'Digital Production - Content'.
OMMCOM NEWS has successfully covered important political developments, shocking murders, devastating cyclones, rib tickling Vox Pops and the recent 2019 Lok Sabha and Odisha elections. Here’s to hoping that it traverses miles ahead and continues to keep up the ethics of the fourth estate in true letter and spirit. The journey has just begun...