This week, on 6th July 2017, the 4th Women in Journalism Conference takes place, honoring the outstanding work done by women in their own individual fields in the media sector. Nigerian game-changing media entrepreneur, Mo Abudu, founder of Ebony Life TV, is to be recognized for her work in changing the media landscape in Africa.
Women in Journalism is the annual conference organized by AOL Lagos, in partnership with various organizations which have a shared strong interest in women’s issues. The event aims to spotlight African women in the media and inspire the next generation of women and girls in issues relating to education, journalism, leadership and media enterprise. WiJAfrica’s goal is to be the leading platform for intellectual discourse in the complex and uncertain world of African journalism, aiming to shape the ideas that make media leaders and journalists fully informed and abreast of the rapidly changing dynamics of the media in the 21st Century. It provides a platform not just for journalists, but also for the hundreds of professionals in media, communications and academia to encourage the industry towards innovation and new thinking.
The theme of the 2017 WiJ “Pioneers, Innovators and the Brave New World” seeks to identify and recognize individuals and organisations who are driving innovations to keep the Industry relevant with recent trends. Apart from promoting the work of those leading innovation in the media, the event also aims to support and highlight next generation thinking and storytelling in a digitized world and encourage new endeavors that inform and entertain in transformative ways. Mo Abudu and Ebony Life TV will be recognized for creating and pioneering a thriving cable channel, transforming entertainment programming, and providing employment for hundreds of people across several industrial catchments.
For more information, visit the website www.wijafrica.org