Henry Jeffreys is New Age editor

2010-10-28 16:28
Cape Town - Henry Jeffreys, former editor of Afrikaans daily Die Burger, will take the helm of The New Age newspaper, managing editor Gary Naidoo announced on Thursday.

"I believe The New Age does have a unique and independent view to offer daily newspaper readers and I'm excited about joining the paper," Jeffreys said on Thursday after he was named editor.

"The editorial team at TNA is eager to forge ahead and I'm pleased to be an integral member of this new venture.

“I am very passionate about the journalistic media. It is a cornerstone of our constitutional democracy and a custodian of the right to freedom of speech - in my view the most basic and important of entrenched rights we enjoy as citizens. It gives a voice to millions of citizens who are often ignored by the influential and powerful elites."

The launch of The New Age was delayed last week after five senior staff members, including editor-in-chief Vuyo Mvoko and deputy editor Karima Brown, resigned a day before the first edition was due to hit the streets.

The new daily, owned by TNA Media, was initially scheduled to launch in mid-September.

The newspaper would be published by Bennett Colemen & Co LTD which publishes the world's largest English newspaper, The Times of India, and funded by the Gupta Group, which has close links to the ANC.

Jeffreys said: "The New Age is bound to unlock new audiences, giving consumers a new and fresh voice to consider thereby promoting the much needed diversification of the media market. It will also enrich the public discourse."

He is a former deputy and political editor of the Johannesburg daily Beeld, where he started his career in the 1980's.

In between journalistic jobs he worked in the development field for The Urban Foundation and the National Business Initiative serving on the boards as executive director for both organisations. He also worked as executive director for the Funda Centre in Soweto, Johannesburg. He is a director of amongst others, the Institute for Global Dialogue.

In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Nieman Fellowship and spent a year at Harvard University in the United States.
- SAPA
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