The Panel of Judges for the 2022 AMDF Journalist of the Year Award, led by Mr. Joseph Edegbo, Managing Editor of Africa Prime News, has announced 3 finalists for this year’s award. They are (alphabetically arranged): Alexander Chinedu Okere of the Punch Newspapers, Janet Ogundepo, also of the Punch Newspapers, and Sunday Isuwa Leadership Newspaper.
Chairman of the Panel said the Judges received a total of 19 entries from six countries; Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia.
According to him, the 3 finalists have demonstrated professional skills in their stories by going deep in writing issue-based development stories.
An Honorary Lifetime award for Journalistic Excellence will be presented to distinguish media veteran, Yunusa Aliyu of the Newage Network Limited, Kaduna; for his immeasurable contribution to promotion of development journalism in Nigeria.
The award presentation where the winner, runner-up and commended work will be announced is scheduled to hold at 2pm on Wednesday, 7th December 2022 during the Africa Conference on Development Journalism (ACDJ2022) holding online, via Zoom.
ABOUT THE AWARD
AMDF Journalist of the Year Award was first introduced in 2016 to promote the culture of in-depth development journalism in the African media space.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Africa Conference on Development Journalism (#ACDJ) is an annual gathering of journalists and other media stakeholders introduced to serve as avenue for exchange of ideas that will address current and emerging issues facing Development Journalism. It is also meant to create a community of learning that will support the growth of Development Journalism in Africa.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is an organisation that provides professional support to media and sustainable development initiatives. It registered with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission in 2014. More about AMDF can be found on its website https://amdf-centre.org
Acting Executive Director