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Standard Pushes Out 40 Employees Through Early Retirement

In a memo issued on 5th October 2023, the media house said it was offering an attractive package for employees willing to take up voluntary early retirement (VER).

NMG Profit Warning: Going Gets Tougher For Kenya’s Biggest Newspaper Company

Issuing the NMG Profit warning on 26th October 2023, the board listed a number of reasons for the expected drop in earnings by at least 25%, including higher taxes and the free fall in the value of the Kenya shilling.

Gloom Hangs Over Standard Group Ahead Of CEO Meeting

The meeting comes at a time when a dark cloud hangs over Standard Group, once a successful media house, as financial constrains weigh heavy on its shoulders.

Kenya’s Media Monitoring Firm GlobeTrack Shortlisted For International Awards

GlobeTrack is the only sub-Saharan Africa media measurement solutions provider shortlisted for the coveted 2023 AMEC Global Communication Effectiveness Awards.

Standard Group Employees – Young And Old – Scramble For Voluntary Early Retirement Offer

Standard Group, grappling with self-inflicted financial woes, has offered its staff the option of voluntary early retirement as a way to cut costs and shore up revenues.

Former Chamwada Report TV Presenter Makes a Comeback

Hot on the heels of rebranding and acquiring new talents in the editorial department, TV47 has partnered with Elijah Mwangi Anchor Bay Productions to bring a new perspective into the agricultural landscape.

Cape Media Appoints Jared Ouma As Its New Commercial Director

Cape Media Ltd has appointed Jared Ouma as its new Commercial Director. Ouma has previously worked as a Business Manager at Royal Media Services and...

Loss-Making Standard Group Hints At More Staff Layoffs To Stay Afloat

Standard Group, which runs Kenya’s second biggest newspaper, continued to swim in red ink after recording another loss for the half-year ended 30th June 2023.

Standard Group CEO Sets Off Recovery With Resumption Of Full Salaries

Standard Group CEO, at a meeting held on Wednesday, revealed that new operational structures are being worked on across the organisation to increase efficiency and weed out non-performers.

NMG Half-Year Profit Plunges To Worrying Level, Board Cuts Off Dividend

Board attributed the decline in NMG profit 2023 to the rise in the cost of imported raw materials, especially newsprint which is it the main input in newspaper production, and the depreciation of the Kenya shilling against the US dollar.

Standard Group CEO Teaser Keeps Employees Guessing Ahead Of Crucial Staff Meeting

The Standard Group CEO staff communication meeting, scheduled for Wednesday 16th August 2023, is expected to be a turning point for Standard Group, Kenya’s second biggest newspaper company that is facing financial difficulties.

Kenya Resorts To Local Media In Showcasing Its Beauty To The World

Kenya's Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage has reached out to media houses to showcase Kenya's breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and rich cultural heritage and market them to the world.

Cyprian Nyakundi: University Dropout Giving CEOs Sleepless Nights

Cyprian Nyakundi: The self-made digital journalist with a huge following social has a nose for scandal – and when he finds one, he can be unforgiving.

TV47 Unveils New Studios, New On Air Talent

TV47 has unveiled a new state-of-the-art studio in Muthaiga North Road, Nairobi. The studios were launched in an event held on July 18 graced by...

Social Media Has Complicated Relationship Between PR And Media

PR Industry: Newmark Group Limited, a leading Pan-African Integrated Marketing Communications firm, held a webinar session with leading Pan-African experts from public relations and media to address the growing threat of disinformation and its adverse impact.

Inside Trevor Ombija’s Multi-Million Company

Crestwood Communications was set up by Osiany a decade ago. Besides marketing services, it offers events management, communications and PR services as well as media training for individuals seeking grow their public stature.

Silent Cries As NMG Fires Journalists For The Second Time In a Year

Nation Media Group (NMG) has over the past two weeks been silently laying off employees, including journalists, as it consolidates its operations into a converged newsroom.

Former Standard Editor Shares 8 Tricks To Stay Ahead In Media

I have certainly learnt many lessons during my time at the Standard Group. I made lifetime friends, discovered myself and built a foundation for my next role.

Ghost Workers Blow Sh600M From Standard Group Wage Bill

The Standard Group has come face to face with a monster that largely afflicts public service entities: ghost workers.

Limping Standard Group Set To Unveil a New CEO

Standard Group, the publisher of Kenya’s second largest newspaper, is set to unveil a new CEO.

Standard Digital Editor Leaves With a Mixed Six-Year Legacy

Standard Group Digital Editor Carole Kimutai has left the company after six years helming Standard Group's online editions.

Orlando Lyomu Kicked Out As Standard Group CEO

The exit comes barely a fortnight after a crucial board meeting that sealed Lyomu's fate.

NMG To Lay Off Editors And Reporters Who Can’t Fit In a Joint Newsroom

NMG is planning to further cut journalists from its payroll, barely six months after laying off a number of employees.

Willis Raburu’s New Path After Quitting Citizen TV

"I have done interviews with sitting Presidents, I have travelled and covered Kenya's maiden entry into war in Somalia, I've read the news, I've done different types of stories...I've done it all," he noted.

NMG Swiftly Fixes Salaries Mixup After BT Report

NMG on Friday moved swiftly to sort a salary processing mix-up that was touching off disquiet in the newsroom, just hours after Business Today reported on the issue.

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