What is the impact of women leadership in the media? Do we lose anything by not putting women in leadership positions in the media space? Can we make changes that ensure more women take up leadership roles in the media? These were some of the questions addressed in the fraycollege JournalismTalks Twitter Space hosted by fraycollege CEO Paula Fray.
Khanyile is the editor and co-founder of Umbele, an isiZulu online business publication. She says a few months after attending the course, she was appointed editor of Isolezwe newspaper, the flagship isiZulu publication of Independent Media. She has also worn the hats of a financial journalist and sportswriter.
Brenda Leonard, alumna of the FP&M Seta-funded fraycollege of Communications Media Management Programme said that the programme not only enhanced her career, but also equipped her to deal with crises in a more professional manner.
FP&M Seta’s PK Naiker shared his lessons for the future with Media Management graduate. Highlighting traditional leadership skills are not sufficient anymore to weather an uncertain and complex world. In order to survive, the media industry must adapt. This means considering new talent and identifying new capabilities that will enable success.
fraycollege alumnus Nwabisa Makunga is the editor of Sowetan newspaper, a position she stepped into as the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic were starting to be felt in South Africa. Nwabisa is no stranger to working under immense pressure, but nothing could prepare her for sitting at the helm of one of South Africa’s largest newspapers amid a global health crisis.