INMA Africa Media Summit will focus on the business of journalism

By Dawn McMullan

INMA

Dallas, Texas, USA

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INMA will conduct an Africa Media Summit November 19-20 focused on accelerating the business of journalism and feature case studies from throughout the continent.

The Africa Media Summit is free, and companies may sign up an unlimited number of delegates. 

The INMA summit aims to surface the best practices of Africa’s diverse and fast-evolving news industry, with special emphasis on elevating integrity and trust, as well as accelerating transformation in turbulent times.

Uniquely, the summit will focus on “Africa’s media stories told by Africans.” Among the first speakers announced today are: 

  • Vasantha Angamuthu, CEO, African News Agency, South Africa
  • Lewis Chikurunhe, general manager, Associated Newspapers, Zimbabwe
  • Denise Laila, head of product development, The Standard Group, Kenya
  • Fouad Mansou, editor-in-chief, Al Ahram Online, Egypt
  • Rhodé Marshall, managing editor, City Press/Media 24, South Africa
  • Chiyuka Maseka, director of commercial, Zambian Daily Mail Limited, Zambia
  • Toli Master, head of content, Pulse, Ghana
  • Mutuma Mathiu, group editorial director, Nation Media Group, Kenya
  • Youssef Triki, publisher, Groupe Eco-Medias, Morocco 

International guest speakers include Kimberly Johnson, editor of the CFO Journal/Wall Street Journal, and INMA CEO Earl J. Wilkinson. 

South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) news anchor Peter Ndoro will moderate the two-day summit.

Key themes to be covered include: 

  • The digital journey of leading African newsrooms.
  • Upholding the traditional integrity of print media.
  • Transitioning readers to digital even as newsroom resources shrink.
  • Building new revenue models.
  • The role of African media in driving growth and development.
  • How to implement data strategies.
  • What digital revenue models will work for African media. 

By registering for the INMA Africa Media Summit, attendees will gain access to the livestream November 19-20 and gain access to all summit recordings and presentations.

“INMA continues to expand our footprint worldwide, and we’re honoured to help grow an African media community with our November summit,” INMA CEO Earl Wilkinson said. “This will be the first of many ventures in Africa, and I know publishers will appreciate new connections to colleagues from around the world.” 

Complete Africa Media Summit information, including online registration, can be found at www.inma.org/inmaafrica.

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