50 media professionals selected for Elevate Scholarships 

Scholarships by INMA, Google News Initiative

The 50 scholarship recipients from 65 countries were selected from 319 applications, and will receive a one-year membership to INMA as well as complimentary registration to three INMA Master Classes.

The International News Media Association (INMA) and the Google News Initiative (GNI) has announced 50 winners of the fourth annual Elevate Scholarship award focused on diversity and inclusion in the news media industry, INMA reported.

The scholarship recipients from 65 countries were selected from 319 applications, and will receive a one-year membership to INMA as well as complimentary registration to three INMA Master Classes.

The Elevate Scholarship program aims to strengthen the news business by equipping new faces and voices with strong media industry fundamentals as well as networking and professional development opportunities.

The scholarship elevates historically under-represented and disadvantaged groups in early- to mid-career positions. Such groups include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, access to higher education, immigration, disabilities, and more.

“The inclusion of under-represented professionals in the news media industry is critical for innovation and the future of news media,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “INMA is proud to partner with, and be at the front of, news industry efforts in diversity and inclusion.”

“At the Google News Initiative, our mission is to empower journalists and publishers in fighting misinformation, sharing resources, and building a vibrant and diverse news ecosystem around the world,” said Tiffany Proscia, News Partner manager, Google. “We are thrilled to partner with INMA on the Elevate Scholarship program, which aligns perfectly with our values of promoting excellence and fostering future leaders in the news industry. We’re thrilled to celebrate the 50 incredible professionals who were selected.”

The Google News Initiative (GNI) is Google’s effort to partner with news publishers around the world to build a long-lasting, diverse and innovative news ecosystem. We do this by offering training, programmes, funding, and products to journalists and newsrooms to help strengthen their work in the digital age.

The 50 professionals selected for Elevate Scholarships are:

  1. Adams Agalic, Tech Project Management Lead, Pulse Africa, Ghana
  2. Laura Albiol Soler, Data and Social Media Editor, Relevo, Spain
  3. Hayah Alshihabi, Project Manager, Business Development (Younger Audiences), Financial Times, United Kingdom
  4. Hannatu-Favour Asheolge, Reporter, TechCabal, Nigeria
  5. Azad Baig, Digital Growth Editor, The Daily Star, Bangladesh
  6. Evan Berbette, Associate Producer, Newsletters, Off-Platform and New Audiences Team, CNN, United States
  7. Angsuman Bhattacharyya, Manager-IT Product, ABP Group, India
  8. Anthony Bottan, Director of Newsroom Metrics, Newsday, United States
  9. Jim Bulley, Group Coordinator and Sports Desk Chief, JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
  10. Savannah Carracino, Director of Human Resources, WEHCO Media, United States
  11. Irene Chidi-Nwuke, Principal Producer, Nigerian Television Authority, Nigeria
  12. Hossain Al Farabi, Digital Product Manager, The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh
  13. Thomas Flax, Broadcast Editor, Russmedia Digital, Austria
  14. Eva Gaigalniece, Senior News Editor and Journalist, Media “Apollo.lv”, TVNet Group, Latvia
  15. Tania González, Global Director of Audience Development, Condé Nast, United States
  16. Ares Ibrahim, Product Lead, Ippen Digital, Germany
  17. Ukashatu Ibrahim Wakili, Senior Producer, Vision FM Sokoto, Nigeria
  18. Faheem Khota, Audience Development Manager, IOL, South Africa
  19. Juri Kono, Digital Marketing Manager, Nikkei., Japan
  20. Olha Konsevych, Journalist, Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
  21. Yvette Kwok, Head of Growth and Product, Initium Media, Hong Kong
  22. Ana Raquel Lelles, Journalist, Metrópoles, Brazil
  23. Hsin-Yu Lu, Journalist, Eastern Broadcasting Company, Taiwan
  24. Neha Mahajan, Assistant Editor, The Indian Express, India
  25. Laila Majiet, AV Editor, SNL24 (A Division of Media24), South Africa
  26. Anthony Makokha, Audio Visual / Digital Managing Editor, Standard Media Group, Kenya
  27. Carlos J. Martínez-Rivera, Senior Editor, Subscriptions, GFR Media / El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico
  28. Kristie May, Managing Editor, NowKalamazoo, United States
  29. Koffi Messan, TV Broadcast Technician, TV Plus Gabon Libreville, Gabon
  30. Sosten Mpinganjira, News Editor, Nthanda Times, Malawi
  31. Florence Mwale, Editor, Capital Radio Malawi, Malawi
  32. Tongai Mwenje, Reporter, TechMagTv, Zimbabwe
  33. Green Ndume, News Editor, Capital TV, Nigeria
  34. Brian Mikhael Ochoa, Copy Editor, Inquirer.net, Philippines
  35. Chiamaka Juliet Osueke, Editor/ Reporter, Jully Media/ Royal FM, Nigeria
  36. Hazhar Othman, Head of Newsroom, Aran Organization for the Development of Civic Culture, Iraq
  37. Najm Aldain Qasem‏, Investigative Journalist, Daraj Media, Yemen
  38. Mahbub Rashid, Deputy News Editor, Nagorik Television, Bangladesh
  39. Nico Russo, Product Manager for Digital Content, Canal 9, Argentina
  40. Marcello Henrique Santos Correa da Silva, Coordinator, Editora Globo (Valor Econômico), Brazil
  41. Michael Schrantz, Marketing Communications Manager, High Country News, United States
  42. Nabila Marzuk Shanta, Producer, Nagorik Television, Bangladesh
  43. Tori Smith, Marketing Manager, The Wall Street Journal, United States
  44. Clara Soteras, Head of SEO and Product, El Nacional, Spain
  45. Amelie Sutton, Product Manager, Gannett, United States
  46. Harshita Tiwari, Senior Product Manager, Hindustan Times, India
  47. Tiffany Vitti, Head of Marketing, Private Media, Australia
  48. Alaya White, Marketing Manager, Subscriber Acquisition, The Philadelphia Inquirer, United States
  49. Mabel Wong, Senior Product Manager – Audience Products, Stuff, New Zealand
  50. Desirée Yépez, Journalist and Digital Producer, Radio Ambulante Studios, Ecuador about the Google News Initiative (GNI)

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