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    Monday, 15 October 2018

                                                         Ellen Mlambo  (Editor Two Nations).

                                                          Elizabeth Mashiri ( Ass Editor).

                                                   Simbarashe Mtembo ( Intern News Editor).


    MIRROR REPORTER

    MASVINGO – The Mirror has reviewed its editorial structure in a bid to create a democratic and strong institution whose newspaper is not dependent on strong personalities.
    The Mirror has therefore with effect from October 1, 2018 and in line with international standards introduced positions of three assistant editors who will deputise the editor. The assistant editors will help the editor with decisions be they business or editorial.
    The move will not only see a situation where an editor is understudied but will create a democratic fourth estate where decisions on important stories in the newspaper are not left to one person.
    Mirror chairman Advocate Rodgers Matsikidze said The Mirror must become an institution and institutions are not dependent on individuals. He said the restructuring was a clear programme by The Mirror to create a strong institution.
    “The newsroom is an important place where national agendas are formed through news items given prominence in the newspaper. The agenda formulation process cannot be left to one person; it must be a democratic process hence the need to involve assistant editors,” said Matsikidze.
    He announced the appointment of Elizabeth Mashiri, the current Midlands Bureau Chief as one of the three assistant editors.
    Ellen Mlambo has been appointed substantive editor of Two Nations, a newspaper for Beitbridge, Gwanda, Musina and Polokwane that The Mirror launched early this year. Mlambo in her capacity as the editor of Two Nations will also be one of the three assistant editors.
    Advocate Matsikidze said that a third assistant editor will be appointed in due course.
    Matsikidze praised the two journalists for the sterling work and immense contributions to The Mirror.
    Mashiri is a holder of a  BA in Arts English and Communications Honours Degree from the Midlands State University and has been with The Mirror since 2014. She started off in Chiredzi where she opened the bureau and then went to Zvishavane before opening the Gweru Bureau in June 2016.
    Her work in Gweru has seen The Mirror gaining readership market share to the extent that the paper has the second largest readership in the Midlands after The Sunday Mail and The Sunday Standard.
    Mlambo joined The Mirror in 2016 .and was the bureau chief in Chivhu where she made record sales for any newspaper selling in that area. She was transferred to Beitbridge where she launched Two Nations.
    She has won several national awards with her articles. Ellen has a BSc in Media and Society studies from the Midlands State University.
    The Mirror has also put Simbarashe Mtembo on an internship for the position of newseditor of the The Mirror. Mtembo has just completed his BSc in Media and Society studies Degree at the Midlands State University.
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