Per Second News Business Editor Awarded WSCIJ Fellowship

Per Second News’ Business Editor, Miss Ruth Olurounbi, has been selected to take part in the 2018
Report Women! Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme Fellowship run by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and Free Press Unlimited.

This is her fourth fellowship in two years, having first been awarded the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa fellowship in 2016, as well as the BudgIT Media Fellowship in 2017 and the YouthHub Africa Media Fellowship in 2018.

The Female Reporters’ Leadership Fellowship, of which Miss Olurounbi is a receipient, aims to empower “female journalists with the skills, finesse, support and tools to take bold steps that help position them for the highest leadership positions in their various media houses,” according to Motunrayo Alaka, the Centre Coordinator for WSCIJ.

Along with overall objectives of the programme, the fellowship also aims to mobilise a network of female journalists, which is oriented on leadership and creating a train-the-trainer team who better appreciate the importance of mainstreaming gender in news, she added.

Prior to joining Per Second News, Miss Olurounbi worked with the Nigerian Tribune Newspaper for nearly a decade where she covered series of local and international events including the U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference in Washington DC, USA and  Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan, Italy and World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Abuja, among others.

She briefly held position of the Editor at before joining Bloomberg LP where she interned for a few weeks.

Written by Per Second News

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