Shanthanu Bhattachaarya, a Calcutta-based (India) news researcher and investigative reporter. He has been working
as a journalist for more than 15 years. Presently he is working as an online news researcher and associate editor of
a small and independent magazine being published from Calcutta. He has worked as a news researcher for various
news-based programs, for example Khas Khabor Aaj Ki,Aaj Ki Baat, News Post Mortem etc. He considers Deborah
Potter and Theressa Collington Moore as his mentors because in the early days of his career, he was inspired and motivated by their works and learnt much from them about media ethics and news research. Though a news researcher does not receive enough credit for what he does, he sticks to it. He believes that journalists should follow the journalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out. News researchers work as a store clerk.
Check, recheck every story, facts. They should believe that facts are more important than adjectives. Earlier, he worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an investigative reporter.