Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Times Now Quits
After his stint with Times Now news channel for a decade, senior journalist Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief Times Now has resigned. From past couple of days, Goswami was not seen on his prime time show The Newshour.
It is revealed from the definite sources he announced his resignation at an editorial meeting. He resigned from the post as he wanted to start something on his own.
The popular editor from Assam might start a news channel with American media baron Rupert Murdoch and politician and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar. There is also a possibility that he might join Fox News the most popular UK-based news organization. The report is yet to be confirmed.
Importantly Goswami was recently given “Y category” security cover by the Government cover following the Intelligence Bureau found a threat to his life from “Pakistan-based terrorist groups”. He was to get 24-hour tight protection from around 20 security personnel, with two personal security officers, who will guard him against close distance.
It also reportedly said that difference has been developing for some time between Arnab and Vineet Jain, the managing director Bennett Coleman, the company that owns the News Channel.
As over the last few weeks, Goswami and Jain had held completely different views on a host of topics right from whether or not Pakistani actors should be allowed in India to work. Goswami was strongly against Pakistani artistes working in India.
Arnab had started his career at The Telegraph in Kolkata after within a year, in 1995, he joined NDTV. He was one of the prominent faces along with Rajdeep Sardesai and Vikram Chandra. Later he joined Times Now as its Editor-in-Chief in the year 2006. He is the pioneer of bringing his own unique style of TV journalism into India. But he is often criticized for being judgmental on his news show. But he has a dedicated viewer base of people who like his direct interrogative style of debates, and those who hate him.
Powered by Goswami’s high-volume NewsHour on primetime The Channel has been able to sideline other players in the English new space. His success led to him being promoted to President, News, of Times Now and ET Now.
It also revealed that Arnab is planning his own news venture During his hour-long farewell speech he kept repeating that the “game has just begun”. He had made the announcement at the Times Now newsroom in Mumbai, with other journalists in via video conference.