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Berlin School, INMA announce winner of scholarship to support innovation in media and journalism

15 February 2018

BERLIN (15 February 2018) – The Berlin School of Creative Leadership today announced Karolien Koolhof, editor/project manager at Algemeen Dagblad Rotterdam, as the winner of the 2018 International News Media Association (INMA) Scholarship. Karolien will receive a €20,000 scholarship in tuition support to attend the Berlin School's prestigious global EMBA program, starting March 2018.

The International News Media Association (INMA) is an essential resource to today’s media landscape. The INMA Scholarship for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership’s Executive MBA program was developed to invest in the future creative excellence in media and to galvanize the best and brightest innovators in the industry. The winning candidate was selected from a shortlist that was reviewed and evaluated by both Berlin School faculty and a dedicated team of industry experts from INMA.

“Our partnership with INMA has once again been a wonderful opportunity to share our passion and support for the creative minds leading the way in media and beyond. We’ve been very pleased with the impressive response and wish many thanks to each applicant who have shared their thoughts on the evolution of media and communication. We congratulate Karolien on her refreshing and thought-provoking response, and wish her a successful learning experience and development on our global EMBA program.” - Susann Schronen, CEO of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership

“INMA is pleased to once again partner with The Berlin School on this EMBA programme. Our INMA recipients bring back new ideas, enthusiasm for the news media industry, and contribute to our profession in countless ways. Karolein’s quest for finding the next big idea in media, her curiosity around subscriptions and audience development, and love of learning – make her a great candidate for the INMA scholarship.” - Earl J. Wilkinson, CEO and Executive Director, INMA

“I really couldn’t believe it when they told me I won. Was I really that lucky? It felt overwhelming. I hope the MBA can give me the tools to grow both personally and professionally. I see it as an investment, which helps me to do something with the ambitions I have.” - Karolien Koolhof

About the Executive MBA in Creative Leadership

The part-time EMBA program is designed for senior executives who have a track record for creative excellence. Comprising of five separate, two-week modules, across the USA, Asia and Berlin, the flexible, multi-disciplinary leadership program is the first Executive MBA to be built around the specific needs and challenges of creative leaders.

About the Berlin School

The Berlin School of Creative Leadership is a distinctive business school where talented creative business leaders break the boundaries of personal and professional potential. Through our global Executive MBA in Creative Leadership and our range of non-degree, custom and partner programs, we foster a community of continuous and relevant learning, enabling professionals to take transformative steps in the careers and lives. Our mission is to turn great creative minds into great creative leaders.

About INMA

The International News Media Association (INMA) is the world's leading provider of global best practices for news media companies looking to grow revenue, audience, and brand amid profound market change. INMA identifies for its members the best ideas to grow audience, revenue, and brand of news media companies through; sharing of global best practices, spotting of trends, commonalities, and outliers, identifying new business model opportunities and rewarding new ways of building brand and corporate value.

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