Covid-19 Impact: Sakal Media Group closes its newspaper Sakal Times
Pune based English daily Sakal Times announced its last day of circulation today according to media reports. Its sister daily Gomantak Times circulated in Goa will also cease operations by June 1. Both dailys were owned by Sakal Media Group.
The print media industry is rife with news of employees taking up to 50% salary cuts, furloughed, or sacked altogether. 45 editorial staff of Sakal Times have been laid off with more job losses in marketing and other verticals.
The Sakal Times is Pune’s oldest English daily and was relaunched in its new avatar in 2004.