"We know this program will help journalists from around the world tell their story in the way only those who are living it every day can.”

- Roberta Ahmanson, chair of the board of The Media Project



The Media Project’s flagship Coaching & Leadership Fellowship program just wrapped up in St. Petersburg, Fla., where it hosted a week-long workshop Oct. 7-13 at the Poynter Institute. The Fellows participated in a series of interactive sessions on leadership principles they can use in their newsrooms. Poynter senior faculty taught sessions for the group in strategic thinking, global fact-checking, social media, coaching writers, using feedback, resolving conflict, and improving newsroom collaboration.

“The deserving journalists who win one of these competitive fellowships often become key friends and leaders for The Media Project going forward. We see our alumni investing in other people, giving back to The Media Project, pursuing good journalism and practicing solid religion reporting,” said Paul Glader, Executive Director of The Media Project. Glader is also Associate Professor of Journalism at The King’s College in NYC.“We are excited about our 2018 class of Fellows."

The core training sessions were led by Jill Geisler, who holds the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago and Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership. Geisler, whose leadership mantra is “helping others succeed,” is the author of “Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know.” For 16 years, she guided the leadership and management programs of The Poynter Institute. “It has been a joy to see this program add to its corps of dedicated leaders each year and to help guide their learning. The Media Project Coaching and Mentoring fellows make an impact on journalists and journalism worldwide.” said Geisler.

TMP Fellows also explored the intersection of journalism and faith with nationally syndicated “On Religion” columnist Terry Mattingly, a senior fellow in media and religion at The King’s College in New York City and an ex officio board member of The Media Project.


"We know this program will help journalists from around the world tell their story in the way only those who are living it every day can,” said Roberta Ahmanson, a writer, philanthropist and chair of the board of The Media Project.The Fellowship requires participants to make a year-long commitment to implement their new coaching and leadership skills. Fellows agree to mentor two journalists working in their home country.

Meet the 2018 Fellows:

      Theophilus Abbah (Nigeria) Managing Director of the Daily Trust

      Vicky Abraham (South Africa) Senior Freelance Journalist at City Press

      Alicia Cohn (U.S.) Associate Editor of Breaking Political News at The Hill

      Steve Dew-Jones (UK) is Senior Editor at World Watch Monitor

      Lydia Enyidiya Eke (Nigeria) is Senior Radio/News Reporter at Unilag Radio 103.1FM

      Elias Makori (Kenya) is Sports Editor at National Media Group

      Amanda Matshaka (South Africa) is Founder at SA Positive News

      Anne Moosa (South Africa) Bulletin Writer/Presenter at SABC Channel Africa

      Shalini Nair (India) is Senior Assistant Editor at The Indian Express

      Racheal Nakitare (Kenya) is TV Programmes Manager for Kenyan Broadcasting Company

      Nelson Naturinda (Uganda) is Online Editor of Vision Group

      Kingsley Paul (India) is Senior Manager at Zee Television

      Rommel Pina (Chile) is Director of Universidad Finis Terrae School of Journalism

      Kiyya Baloch (Pakistan) is Contributor for Rferl

      Tore Savik (Norway) is journalist at Dagen Newspaper

      Israel Vilches (Chile) is Director of Cosmovision


This story was originally published by The Media Project

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