Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Joseph Odindo elected to WEF’s Board

Nation Media Group Editorial Director Joseph Odindo is among eight chief editors who were elected on Sunday to the Board of the World Editors Forum, the organization within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) for senior personnel.   

Short Profile on Joseph Odindo
In his capacity Odindo overseas all editorial operations of Nation Media Group, which include 10 newspapers, 2 television stations, 3 radio stations and numerous websites in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
He holds degrees from the University of Nairobi and University of Wales as well as undertaking related education programs at the Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.

The other chief editors elected at WEF’s Annual General Meeting, on the eve of the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Kiev, Ukraine include-
J        Sanjay Gupta, editor-in-chief of the Hindi language Dainik Jagram, he most read daily in India, and CEO of its parent company, Jagran Prakashan. The paper’s 37 editions across 11 states are read by some 55 million people daily.
J        Lisa MacLeod, Assistant Editor of The Financial Times. She joined the newspaper in 2003 and has worked on the company’s strategic newsroom integration and reorganization projects.
J        Markku Mantila, who has been editor of Kaleva in the Finnish city of Oulu since 2009 and was a winner of a Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism last year.
J        TN Ninan, Editorial Director of the Business Standard Ltd in India, and currently President of the Editors Guild of India. He has headed a number of Indian business publications, bringing about substantial change and achieving rapid growth at all of them.
J        Wong Chun Wai, Executive Director and Group Chief Editor of The Star, Malaysia’s leading English language daily. He is also the current chairman of the Asia News Network, the largest Asian umbrella group of more than 21 news media organization, and sits on the country’s Anti Corruption Commission.
J        Kylie Davis, the National Real Estate Editor at News Ltd. in Australia and one of the country’s most highly regarded women in media. Ms Davis is a strong proponent of the value of hyper local journalism. She has had a successful career at a variety of Australian media companies.
J        Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-chief of the English and Malay Newspaper Division of Singapore Press Holdings. He is a director of SPH Magazines, SPH Union Works and Tamil Marasu Ltd, and also chairs two SPH subsidiaries – Straits Times Press and Shareinvestor.com Holdings. He is a graduate of University College, Oxford, and has a Masters degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
For more visit www.worldeditorsforum.org

Source WAN-IFRA 
WAN-IFRA, which is based in Paris, France and Darmstadt, Germany with subsidiaries in India, Singapore, Spain, France, and Sweden, is the global organization of the world’s newspapers and news publishers.
It s operations spans to over 180000 publications, 15000 websites, 3000 companies in more than 120 countries in the world.  

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