Daily Nation

The Daily Nation is the highest circulation Kenyan independent newspaper with 170,000 copies.[1][2][3][unreliable source?]

Daily Nation
Daily Nation logo.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBerliner
Owner(s)Nation Media Group
Founder(s)Charles Hayes
Founded1958 as Taifa
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersNairobi, Kenya
Circulation170,000
Sister newspapersTaifa Leo
Websitenation.africa/kenya

HistoryEdit

 
Nation Center, headquarters of the Nation Media Group who publish the Daily Nation.

The Daily Nation was started in the year 1958 as a Swahili weekly called Taifa by the Englishman Charles Hayes. It was bought in 1959 by the Aga Khan, and became a daily newspaper, Taifa Leo (Swahili for "Nation Today"), in January 1960. An English language edition called Daily Nation was published on October 3, 1960, in a process organised by former editor of the British News Chronicle, Michael Curtis.[4] The publisher was East African Newspapers (Nation Series) Ltd, which later became the Nation Media Group with operations throughout the African Great Lakes region.[citation needed]

The newspaper is published by Nation Media Group from its headquarters at Nation Centre on Kimathi Street in Nairobi. It also maintains a website, which hosts online editions of the daily and Sunday titles. Access is partially free and the site's daily hit rate is more than three million.[citation needed] A 55-minute colour documentary film about the paper was released in 2000, directed by Hillie Molenaar and Joop van Wijk.[citation needed]

Market shareEdit

The Daily Nation and its Sunday edition paper Sunday Nation had a market share of 53% in 2011.[5][6] Their market share was 74% in 2013.[5] Their main competitor is The Standard, published by the Standard Group.[3] The Star published by the Radio Africa Group and People Daily published by MediaMax Limited.

Affiliated newspapersEdit

FeaturesEdit

  • DN2
  • Sports magazine
  • Saturday magazine
  • Smart Company
  • Living
  • Money
  • Lifestyle
  • Buzz
  • Zuqka
  • Seeds of Gold
  • Farmers Choice
  • MyNetwork
  • Healthy Nation

References of Daily NationEdit

  1. ^ Wachira, Charles (1 July 2014). "Kenyan Media Company Linked to Kenyatta Offers Free Daily Paper". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ Rhodes, Tom (2013). "Advertising and Censorship In East Africa's Press". Center for Public Justice (Washington, DC). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Daily Nation (Kenya) Newspaper". Kenya-Advisor.com. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Daily Nation - Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports". Bizna Kenya. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Daily Nation Newspaper and facts about Nation Media Group". BuzzKenya. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  6. ^ Ngoge, Tinega Geoffrey (2014). A Comparative Study of Print and Online Media Content in Kenya: A Case of 'Daily Nation' Newspaper (M.A.). University of Nairobi.

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