Daily News to lead election coverage

HARARE – Starting this week, the Daily News will be bringing you cutting-edge, engaging and innovative coverage of the forthcoming general elections which we will carry under the banner: “The 2013 Race: Zimbabwe Decides!”

We are planning to stand out from the crowd when covering this make-or-break election, especially considering that all news organisations will be faced with the unenviable task of presenting the same data to Zimbabweans, from the five presidential candidates, to the hundreds of others seeking parliamentary and municipal seats.

We will distinguish our work from others through the creativity of our coverage.

We will offer coverage that is riveting, accurate and thorough.

With the re-launch of our Daily News Live website, we also intend to pull away further from the rest of the country’s media pack with our winning and interactive journalism during the elections.

We will do graphs, maps and charts — you name it. We will break the news online and on other instant and real time digital media platforms, before dishing to you our inimitable “morning-after” paper.

We are very proud of our young but motivated team, and we will try to do something new, and push the boundaries of our journalism, whatever the platform. 

We are alive to the fact that our loyal readers are consuming news around-the-clock. Indeed, many of our readers obtain almost all their news in real-time on social media.

So we have to up our game if we are to keep up with them and produce products that are interesting, entertaining, informative, educational, inspirational and compelling.

And that’s exactly what we intend to continue giving you at the Daily News.

Among the things we will do during this election is to present a newspaper with daily summary of the last 24 hours news, packaged in a very compact and creative way, plus more exclusive and unique enterprise stories.

In other ways, we will seek to provide the news behind the news, in smart, provocative analysis — always seeking to answer the question: why is this news important?

In line with our motto of ‘telling it like it is... without fear, without favour’, we will give you a newspaper full of valuable and reliable information about the election; with stimulating contextual journalism spiced with enlightening info-graphics.

Be sure not to miss our coming editions.

Comments (12)

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moriarty - 3 July 2013

You will definitely quench my thirsty for quality information regarding the forthcoming watershed election.Good job Daily news.

Ndabazezwe Viki - 3 July 2013

I appreciate and hope you will deliver guys. Keep us informed we are proud of your reporting.

kwame nkulumah - 3 July 2013

I appreciate and hope you will deliver guys. Keep us informed we are proud of your reporting.

kwame nkulumah - 3 July 2013

You have done it so well before, please do it again without fear or favor. Keep the nation informed. Please dig deep and uncover even the dark secrets of the demons in the public sector.

Tafirenyika Matsika - 3 July 2013

Cover more the rural areas!!! all tricks and dirty will be applied there!!! with modern day technologies it must not be a challenge to you!!!!

Musharukwa - 3 July 2013

expose evil tell it as it is we will support newsworthy projects by buying newspapers no partisan reporting

vadhara pa news - 3 July 2013

We look forward to reading your paper.

Benjamin Chitate - 3 July 2013

One sure way to go on top of the rest is if you can do a youtube LIVE feed. Its very simple. I watched Kenya Election live on youtube few months ago and it was such a hit with millions of Kenyans in and outside the country. Seeing that we have only one TV station you will be forced to air zbc material. Or you can just have your laptop and a microphone and one of your reporters doing the commentary. This doesnt need a licence from mahoso and his gang

mafikizolo - 3 July 2013

AS long as you don't rely on foolish stories from face book, e,g baba jukwa, then your paper will get the correct response and a favourably one for that matter. Remember the readership you are dealing with is highly literate.

reason - 4 July 2013

Thats the way to go. Welcome to the 21st century.

Johno - 4 July 2013

You are surely honing your skills of demonising the revolutionary people's party and extolling the west's sponsored party and their quisling leaders. We are ready for that kind of creativity. You are competing with the other papers for a pat on the back from uncle sam. Good luck. Zimbabwe will never be a colony again!

gumisai - 4 July 2013

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