INMA announces
2020 “30 Under 30” Award recipients

On Thursday, September 17, the International News Media Association (INMA) unveiled the winners in the 2020 “30 Under 30” Awards competition. View the global video announcement in the video above or read more about it here: INMA unveils 30 rising stars in global news media with young professionals awards

About INMA's “30 Under 30” Awards

The news media industry craves the infusion of young professionals into its ranks. They represent Millennial and Generation Z voices. They rejuvenate workplace cultures. They help reimagine news brands in a complex digital environment. They represent our industry’s future.

Through its Young Professionals Initiative, the International News Media Association (INMA) aims to find 30 rising stars in news media with early career achievements, insights into innovation, ability to influence, and likely management skills across advertising, audience, business intelligence, content and product, and leadership functions at media companies.

We seek outstanding individual applicants based on merit and an inaugural “30 Under 30” class that represents the diverse markets news media serves worldwide: race, creed, colour, gender, and more.


Must be employed by a news media company

Must be under the age of 30 as of September 1, 2020

Must be a big picture thinker with an ability to shape the news media industry

Must have demonstrated expertise and accomplishments thus far in your career

Must bring soft skills that make a great leader or show talent: knowledge-hungry, team player, entrepreneurial spirit

Fees and deadlines

For this inaugural “30 Under 30” Awards, there is no application fee

Deadline to apply
July 31, 2020

How recipients are selected

Communities of interest

6 outstanding individuals will be recognised among INMA’s 5 global communities:

  • Advertising
  • Audience
  • Business Intelligence
  • Content and Product
  • Leadership

6 Grand Prize winners

From these 30 award recipients, 6 will receive a Grand Prize Awards for most influential individuals.

Who will judge

Members of the INMA Young Professionals Initiative Committee

Members of the INMA Board of Directors


Questions? Contact us

Katy King

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Tom Corbett

Head of European Division
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Madhavi Sekhri

Head - South Asia Division
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Ana Gutierrez

Directora Regional Latinoamérica
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