The Kenya Editors’ Guild is the professional association for editors in Kenya, including senior print, broadcast and online editors, and scholars of journalism and media studies. The association and its members commit themselves to defend and promote media freedom and editorial independence; promote quality and ethical journalism; and provide a forum for sharing ideas and experiences that are critical in and for the media.
Objectives of the Guild
Membership is open to people holding senior editorial positions, people holding senior academic positions related to journalism and media studies, and people who have served the Guild or have in the past served in senior editorial positions in media.
There are two membership categories: ordinary and honorary.
Ordinary membership is open to:
Honorary membership is offered to members of the Guild for their substantial contribution to the activities of the Guild or its objectives or in the media industry.
Note: Acceptance of the membership and allocation to a specific category will be at the discretion of the Executive Council. Members are required to pay a one-off registration fee, and an annual subscription fee which is due every January.
One-off registration: Ksh5,000
Annual subscription: Ksh6,000
Why be a member?
Being a member of the Kenya Editors Guild opens up doors for networking, training, sharing expertise with other members and contributing to improving journalism in Kenya through promotion of professionalism. It also provides opportunities for members to grow in their profession through the monthly Press Club and other meetings with leaders in various sectors in Kenya. Members also provide each other with professional support.