The guest editor project, first in Zimbabwe in newspaper publishing, seeks to bring The Standard closer to its readers by inviting opinion leaders in the country from across the political and social divide to come forth and produce an issue of the newspaper to give it a bit of variety and fresh insight.
“My team and I feel greatly honoured to have Nyarota as our first Guest Editor. We are all excited to have the opportunity to tap into his experience and expertise,” Madanhire said yesterday, adding: “Once every month a new editorial voice will be invited to produce an issue of everyone’s favourite Sunday newspaper. We hope to bring some of the most exciting, and often controversial voices in the country to take part in this project.”
Nyarota is an award-winning investigative journalist, newspaper editor and media entrepreneur.
He has edited four newspapers: the Manica Post (1982 – 1983), The Chronicle (1983 – 1989), The Financial Gazette (1990 – 1991) and, finally, the Daily News, of which he was founding Editor-in-Chief from 1999 to 2003.
He has won numerous international media awards for his work as a journalist and for his contribution to the development of the independent Press in Zimbabwe.
His first book, Against the Grain: Memoirs of a Zimbabwean Newsman, was published in South Africa in July 2006.
It is the story of the trials and tribulations of the independent Press in Zimbabwe. The second edition of the book will soon be published in Zimbabwe.