Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Arise TV MD, named most powerful woman journalist in Nigeria

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Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, managing director of Arise TV, has been named the most powerful woman journalist in Nigeria.

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She ranked first on the list of 25 most powerful women in journalism, according to Women in Journalism Africa (WiJAfrica), a global gathering of leading women in the media.

In a tweet, WiJAfrica said it worked with a team of industry leaders and practitioners in ranking the 25 most powerful women journalists out of 150 candidates.

The organisation identified the criteria used in the selection to include “the size and effectiveness of her influence in national affairs, her influence in the media industry, her experience and the arc of her career and finally, her social and cultural influence”.

“WiJAfrica worked with a team of industry leaders and practitioners to rank the “25 Most Powerful” women (out of 150!) in the media – particularly journalism,” the tweet read.

“It measures the most powerful woman journalist in four (4) criteria: the size and effectiveness of her influence in national affairs, her influence in the media industry, her experience and the arc of her career and finally, her social and cultural influence.”

In June 2018, after serving as editor of the three titles under the THISDAY stable for 11 years, Nwogwugwu was appointed the pioneer managing director of ARISE News Channel, Africa.

Source: thexpressng.com


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