KTN Announces New Changes in Newsroom Shake-Up

  • A file image of the KTN studios
    A file image of the KTN studios
  • The Standard Media Group on Friday, February 5, unveiled a team of senior editors, who will be tasked with spearheading the group's mission in journalism.

    An internal memo signed by Editor in Chief Ochieng Rapuro indicated that nine editors had been selected to head different departments in the company.

    Kipkoech Tanui will take charge as the Standard Group's entire news-gathering operation.

    Head of News Kipkoech Tanui
    Head of News Kipkoech Tanui
    The Standard

    Tanui is tasked with ensuring that there is rigor, relevance and speed in the group's news gathering, processing and timely delivery of content to audiences.

    Kizito Namulanda was selected as the group's intake editor, which is the engine of the newsgathering operation. He will be supported by continuity editors.

    "The role provides effective leadership for an operation that produces high-quality content for all platforms.

    Former K24 boss Peter Opondo will be the Strategy and Content Editor, Broadcast for the Standard Group PLC in charge of editorial content in all the Standard Group's broadcast properties.

    The Digital desk will be headed by Caroline Kimutai. Together with the super-desk and the group's digital strategists, the editor will work closely with the intake and output teams to ensure the rich content is churned out.

    Some of the other selected editors include; John Bundotich (Editor, Daily Post), Charles Otieno (Editor, Weekly Print) and continuity editors, Caroline Wambui, Lilian Alunga and Nzau Musau.

    The memo indicated that the new group was alive to the fact that the audiences were more discerning and expected quality content that is delivered on time.

    "In order to align with this reality, Standard Group's journalism will henceforth deliver its obligations in a converged newsroom that has adopted new and integrated workflows, has new titles to the relevant roles to reflect the strategic and operational positioning of each function," reads an excerpt of the statement.

    Digital editor Caroline Kimutai
    Digital editor Caroline Kimutai