Kannaiah Venkatesh

Knight International Journalism Fellow, India

Kannaiah Venkatesh is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who launched an online e-governance association for media. The association works to open access to information in the world's largest democracy. Kannaiah created a website that will help journalists analyze data collected by the association and produce stories that improve government services in India.

Venkatesh is a senior editor from India with wide-ranging experience working at news agencies, print outlets and online publications. He started his career at United News of India (UNI), India’s largest news agency, and moved to financial publications including The Financial Express and The Business and Political Observer. For nearly a decade, he worked with Sify.com, India’s leading news Web site, where he led efforts to bring greater accountability and transparency in the public sphere. Later, at AOL, he worked on the launch of new Web sites and helped the company tune into the needs of Indian Internet users.