It seems media houses in Kenya are on a firing free, this is in relation to the high ever rising cases of journalists being fired by various media houses everyday. NTV is the latest media station that has fired its journalists. We have compiled for you the list of names of journalists that have been fired by NTV.
Some few weeks ago, Mediamax laid off 100, then Royal Media was next after it fired a few of it workers among them Shix Kapienga and John Maloba.
On 3rd July we woke up to news that some journalists from NTV had been shown the door. One of the journalists was among the first one to break the news on twitter.
In a tweet, Mijungu detailed that he was among journalists in the NTV newsroom who were laid off by the Nation Media Group (NMG) that recently announced plans to let go some of its staff over dwindling fortunes.
“The axe fell NTV newsroom and I was on its way. 7 years in those corridors summed up in a two page letter of termination. We live to fight another day. Thanks to God, He remains the greatest, thank you @ntvkenya for the opportunity and thank you for always staying tuned, ” the journalist said. Mijungu has since bounced back and opened his consultancy firm.
But it seems were a number of journalists from the media house who suffered the same fate. It later emerged that other 7 top journalists at the station had been laid off.
Here is a list of journalist who were axed by nation Media Group
List Of Journalists Fired By NTV
-Ken Mijungu(news anchor)
-Brenda Wanga (news reporter),
-Debarl Inea(news anchor)
-Sharon Baranga (reporter)
-Shaban Ulaya (sports reporter)
-Harith Salim (swahili anchor),
-Lillian Kiarie (business reporter) and
-Silas Apollo (news reporter)
The sacking was also extended to the top editorial office that saw the sacking of Newspaper Division Managing Director Francis Munywoki, partnerships & projects manager and long-serving education editor David Aduda, Business Daily Managing Editor Ng’ang’a Mbugua and Daily Nation News Editor Francis Wanyonyi Wambilianga.
Nation Media Cited the Negative impact of Covid-19 on the advertisement revenue as the major reason for the sacking. In a memo that had been send to the journalist, the media house announced a radicle change of its business model from print advertising and physical reader copy to digital advertising, ePaper subscription driven content.
“The Group seeks to radically change its business model from print advertising and physical reader copy to digital advertising, ePaper subscription and content-driven reader revenue with the objective of establishing leadership in the mobile publishing landscape in Africa while exploring other new revenue streams in the experiential and technology space.
“This will require retooling and resourcing the Group with relevant skill sets critical for success in the new business environment. Regrettably this will result in reduction of our workforce effective.” The memo read.
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