Verjee, Anyanwu, others to attend Women in Journalism conference



All is set for the second Women in Journalism Conference (WiJ2015), the yearly global gathering of women journalists and media professionals, scheduled to hold at MUSON Centre, Lagos, on Thursday July 2, 2015.

Themed ‘Truth and Objectivity in the Digital Age,’ the 2015 conference boasts of speakers and panelists, with the keynote speech to be delivered by international journalist, Ms Zain Verjee.

Also leading the over 500 women journalists expected at the conference are recipient of the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award and Winner of the CPJ Press Freedom Award, Senator Chris Anyanwu, Kadaria Ahmed, Thisday Editor, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Editor of the Sunday Sun, Funke Egbemode and veteran journalist and trainer, Bimbo Oloyede. Others are Chairman, Editorial Board of Thisday, Olusegun Adeniyi, writer and founder of SabiNews, Mr. Toni Kan Onwordi, General Manager, Radio One, Mrs. Funke Durodola and President, Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ify Omowole. The conference is hosted by the Publisher of Today’s Woman (TW), Adesuwa Onyenokwe.

With over 50 percent of people now accessing news content primarily through digital formats, the July 2 conference will centre on the critical role of technology in the practice of journalism in the 21st Century, with wide-ranging discussions on the tools that enhance storytelling in a digital generation while maintaining journalistic integrity. Experts in this field shall deliver sessions, which provide guidance on the use of these tools, with technology partner Samsung, enabling the sessions in a practical way.

WiJ2015 is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Shell, FCMB, Stanbic IBTC, Access Bank and Zenith Bank. Leading partners are Samsung West Africa, WiJ2015 Official Telecom Partner, Etisalat and Nigeria’s premiere car rental service, Hertz. The conference is organised by AOL and TW magazine.

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