A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin
Technology reporter, BuzzFeed News, India
Dixit presented during the lightning sessions, “Online journalism and press freedom in Asia and Latin America” at ISOJ 2022. Watch his presentation here.
Pranav Dixit is a technology reporter at BuzzFeed News based in New Delhi and a 2022 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He covers the intersection of technology and culture in India, a key market for tech companies, for international readers. His stories focus on the impact of technology and the internet on more than a billion people in the Global South. His feature about how rumors spreading through WhatsApp destroyed an Indian village, which exposed the human consequences of Big Tech’s relentless desire to seek growth in developing countries, won Syracuse University’s Mirror Award in 2019 for Excellence in Media Industry Reporting.