Leading television journalist and anchor, Arnab Goswami, has resigned from his position of Editor-In-Chief of Times Now, according to the sources. As per the Media reports and Twitter posts from the industry, it indicates that November 1, 2016, is likely to be Arnab Goswami’s last 9pm Newshour debate. However, there is no official announcement or update from The Times Group on his resignation yet.
Harini Rana, sports editor at Times Now, tweeted confirming the resignation of the anchor and also said that an incredible journey comes to an end. According to an Indian Express report, Mr.Goswami announced his resignation at an editorial meeting. The reason of resignation according to the sources is that Mr.Goswami wanted to start something on his own.
A report in The Quint said that Arnab Goswami announced his resignation to Times Now employees in Mumbai newsroom with other bureaus such as from different states joining via video conferencing. According to our source, a few editors of the company and news reporters were called in specifically for the meeting in which Mr.Goswami announced that he was quitting the job. The meeting was called at around 4:30pm and went on till about an hour, till 5:30pm. According to the sources, in the meeting Mr.Goswami repeatedly said that The game has just begun and that independent media is going to thrive. He nearly said this around 15 times during the one-hour long meeting.
Arnab Goswami Resigns As The Editor-In-Chief Of Times Now To Start Up Something Of His Own
Sources also indicate that Arnab Goswami may have been in discussions with another organization to set up a new television and digital news venture for the past six months and It was also indicated that at least a handful of Times Now employees will move to the new project along with him. In Arnab Goswami’s words, the new project will be a “formidable competition to BBC and CNN”.
Now let’s see what Mr.Goswami comes up with, whatever he does will be entertaining for sure.