Ricky Naidoo takes over the reins as The New Age ed­i­tor

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - Front Page - TNA RE­PORTER news@the­newage.co.za

THE launch of The New Age added a new, pro­gres­sive voice to the coun­try’s me­dia land­scape. Since its in­cep­tion and against all odds this publi­ca­tion has grown from strength to strength.

Many of our com­peti­tors did not give us a chance of sur­vival.

This year The New Age will cel­e­brate its sev­enth an­niver­sary.

Our publi­ca­tion’s pro­vin­cial cov­er­age has been lauded for giv­ing a voice to com­mu­ni­ties gen­er­ally silent in most me­dia out­lets.

Build­ing on its pro­vin­cial strengths from day one, The New Age pub­lishes six daily edi­tions in KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Free State, North­ern Cape and North West as well as a na­tional edi­tion in Gaut­eng.

In the next pe­riod, The New Age will be ex­panded to all prov­inces and un­dergo big changes to bet­ter serve our na­tional read­er­ship.

The New Age re­mains com­mit­ted to telling the sto­ries of or­di­nary peo­ple.

Most of th­ese achieve­ments were made pos­si­ble un­der the stew­ard­ship of vet­eran jour­nal­ist and ed­i­tor Moegsien Wil­liams. As ed­i­tor, Wil­liams en­sured the vi­sion and mis­sion of the pa­per was ex­e­cuted with­out fear or favour.

The news­room is one of the youngest and most trans­formed na­tion­wide.

Un­der Wil­liams’ lead­er­ship, the em­pha­sis on youth has be­come the pa­per’s hall­mark.

To en­sure we have a con­tin­u­ous pipeline of tal­ented jour­nal­ists, The New Age Academy was also launched.

It has pro­duced out­stand­ing re­porters with many re­main­ing while oth­ers have moved to other me­dia houses.

Against this back­ground, we are pleased to an­nounce Wil­liams will re­tire as ed­i­tor of The New Age but will con­tinue to play a role on both the pa­per and ANN7.

For­tu­nately, ac­cess to his skills and lead­er­ship will con­tinue through his com­mit­ment to serv­ing as con­sult­ing ed­i­tor-in-chief.

Ricky Naidoo has been ap­pointed the ed­i­tor of The New Age with ef­fect from to­mor­row.

Naidoo has been po­lit­i­cal ed­i­tor at The New Age since 2012.

He has an ex­ten­sive me­dia and po­lit­i­cal ca­reer that spans the pub­lic, pri- vate, labour and civil so­ci­ety sec­tors.

Kevin Humphrey, presently opin­ion ed­i­tor, is now pro­moted to the po­si­tion of deputy ed­i­tor.

In line with its pol­icy of ad­vanc­ing its own peo­ple, Dudu Bu­sani-Dube has been ap­pointed act­ing news ed­i­tor.

She is also a pi­o­neer in our news­room, hav­ing started as a re­porter in Jo­han­nes­burg and then ran our KZN oper­a­tions be­fore re­turn­ing to the Jo­han­nes­burg news­room and later be­com­ing ed­i­tor of the Free State edi­tion of the pa­per.

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