End of an era.
It rumored for a long time that Arnab Goswami would soon resign from his designation of Editor In Chief, President, News of Times Now and ET Now. But, now the news is confirmed, and sources say, that he has already resigned from the post and Times Now learned this during their editorial meet up.
Recently, Intelligence Bureau of India had provided him with 'Y' security cover following the threat to his life from Pakistan-based terror groups. This can be another reason for his resign, but we can be dead sure that this is certainly not a case.
Our insider informed us that, Goswami wants to start something on his own, that's why he has chosen to quit his job as Editor-In-Chief of Times Now.
The channel never received sustainable ratings, but it was Arnab and his approach that made him a household name and earned Times Now a much-needed TRPs. Arnab Goswami announced to his team during the editorial meeting that he will discontinue his post, but would stay in media and television because he firmly believes in it.
Goswami has undoubtedly led Times Now to leadership in less than a year of it's launching. Since 2007, it has managed to keep it's ratings at No. 1 slot for prime time 9pm. His 'The Newshour' has unmatched viewer loyalty for the past 8 years.
His another hit show, Frankly Speaking with Arnab is another example of his impact and viewership loyalty that viewers keep. It is the most followed interview show on television. Arnab has revolutionized the news viewing in India. He was anchoring for more than 100 hours continuously during the attacks of 26/11. Arnab not only exposed Indian government scams but also successfully interviewed Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi during their election campaigns.
Times Now marks his resign as an end of the era.
Arnab started his career by joining The Telegraph in Kolkata. Within a year, in 1995, he joined NDTV where he worked with many prominent faces like Rajdeep Sardesai, and Vikram Chandra. He later joined Times Now as their Editor-In-Chief in the year 2006, bringing his style of journalism to India. Looking at his exceptional performance over the year, he was then promoted to President, News for Times Now.
It might be possible, because if he is not happy with his job, then he could have resigned earlier. During an hour-long farewell speech, Arnab kept on repeating the 'Game has just begun.' It also points in that direction.
We'd be more than pleased if Arnab is planning venture of his own. Trust me! He is the only journalist who has managed to keep that 'Sensible Journalism' alive all these years. Imagine the world where he'll be leading the whole news venture, the quality of writing is surely going to rise. We hope for it to be true.
But at this moment, It's all imaginary; the bitter truth is we'll be missing the real taste of Arnab at Times Now. Though he has promised that he will continue with the television, let's see what happens next.
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