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My Media Journey: It is Important to Show What You’re Capable of, Especially as a Female in this cut-throat Profession – Lolade Nwanze

Lolade is a formidable name within the Nigeria Media landscape, especially in a job where men have long stamped their career DNA. Her expertise cuts across the entire gamut of the media ecosystem. More recently, her career trajectory has taken her to the frontiers of Public Relations in the UK market as a Senior Account Manager at a Public Relations firm as she warms up to seize the day as is her usual style.

In this Exclusive Edition on Nigerian Women in Media Project Series by LightRay Media, we travel with her going back in time to her remarkable journey into the media and more. She tells us how bots are writing and reading stories to audiences, today, courtesy of AI. Is the new digital frontier going to be a tougher professional environment for media practitioners? Sit back and pop some corn while you enjoy the read.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at July 21, 2023

Freelance Journalists Have More Chances and Opportunities than Journalists in Established Media – Adesola Ikulajolu, DART 2023 Selected Fellow

Campus Journos in Nigeria are seizing the day. Many are no longer waiting to get a meager paid salary with legacy media organisations in the country as they set their sights on more audacious international fellowships, grants, and opportunities to hone their skills in raising the bar for themselves in the practice of media, communications and journalism.

One of such seasoned campus journo is Adesola Ikulajolu who recently was announced as the only Nigerian selected for the prestigious DART Centre Fellowship for the 2023 Early Childhood Global Reporting, a project by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New Yourk United States.

In this Special Edition of Nigerian Men in Media Project #NMiMP Series by LightRay Media, Adesola speaks from a place of burning hunger, his embers fueled with an unquenchable goal to outdo himself while also serving as a stepping stone to others. To know him is to immerse yourself in his journey into the media space in Nigeria.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! , at June 10, 2023

My Media Story: Networking is Key but Who Speaks for You in Your Absence Matters – Veronica Ikpoyi

From struggling as a newbie, to raising the bar for herself to emerge a Finalist at the 2016 CNN-MultiChoice African Journalism of Year Award and more, Veronica Dan Ikpohi reminds us why the Nigeria Media, media business owners, the media guilds and other media bodies must leap frog in this Digital Age in this exclusive interview with us at LightRay Media for this Special Edition on Nigeria Women in Media Project #NWiM.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 30, 2023

My Media Journey: Journalism is not a Tea Party, Competence and Integrity Matters – Stella Iyaji, Managing Editor

The Nigeria Media landscape unarguably is a male-dominated field. From the era of Iwe Irohin Fun Awon Ara Egba Ati Yoruba published on November 23, 1859 by Rev. Henry Townsend to recent reports that shows men occupy 84% of the top leadership, ownership and decision making positions while women only occupy 16-18% with a seat at the table. It is no wonder women entering the field of media and journalism have their work cut out for them.

In this Special Exclusive Edition of Nigeria Women in Media Project by LightRay Media, we sit down with Stella Iyaji, the Managing Editor at the Daily Trust Newspaper where she also liaise between reporters and management. Her responsibilities cuts across commissioning stories and ensuring they are delivered while constantly monitoring publications in the Daily Trust Newspaper to ensure that are in tandem with the ethics of the profession and core values of the paper. Her work requires that she also liaise between the company and other media organisations and clients, including sorting out trainings and nomination of staff members for training, amongst others. As secretary of the editorial board, she also helps coordinate editorial meetings and editorials.

But what is backstory to Stella Iyaji’s amazing career? We ask her exactly that.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 25, 2023