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Editorial Leaders

Editorial Leaders

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‘Editorial Leaders’ initiative from the World Editors Forum and WAN-IFRA, is a module based training programme aimed at improving the knowledge of editors and journalists.

The programme will develop future-ready editorial leaders and help news publishers create a pool of talent for the future.

The batch I and batch II saw participation from leading publishers namely - Dainik Bhaskar, Malayala Manorama, Prajavani, Sakal, Mathrubhmi, The Hindu, The Times of India, Sambad and The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh and so on. The participants gained insights about trends and challenges and improved skills to face changing media landscape. 

Please click here for the feedback, photos and details of Editorial Leaders Batch II.

The third batch will commence in May 2017. The first three modules will be held from 15 May - 20 May in New Delhi and the final three modules will be held in Chennai from 19 June - 24 June 2017.

The modules will be led by best-in-class trainers and will address the new and changing needs of the readers, the skills needed to engage them with the publisher’s brand and the ways to gain advantage over old and new competitors.

The Editorial Leaders will have six modules 

Module 1: Creating Engaging Stories, 15 - 16 May, New Delhi 

Module 2: Online Video, 17 - 18 May, New Delhi

Module 3: Data Journalism, 19 - 20 May, New Delhi

Module 4: Writing for the web, 19 - 20 June, Chennai

Module 5: Harnessing social media, 21 - 22 June, Chennai

Module 6: Leading the newsroom, 23 - 24 June, Chennai

Registrations open

A publisher can nominate up to 3 participants for each module.Publishers can nominate the same or a different person for each module.

Participants who complete all six modules successfully will be given a “Editorial Leader” master certificate.

Note: Only maximum of seven publishers will be accepted in the programme. Please confirm immediately.

Fee for publishing companies

WAN-IFRA members: INR 4,00,000 / EUR 6500 + 15% taxes

Non-members: INR 5,00,000 / EUR 7500 + 15% taxes

A publisher can nominate up to 3 participants for each module. The above fee is for all the six modules ie for 18 participants.

Included in the price are the course fee, documentation, luncheon and beverages during breaks for all the six modules. Overseas praticpants have to pay in EUR


New Delhi modules:(new delhi venue may subject to change)
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport,
Asset Area 12, Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi 110037

Chennai modules:
Hotel Raintree
St. Marys Road, Alwarpet
Chennai 600018 

Click here to download Editorial Leaders, batch III brochure

Click here for the module leaders profile.


Vijayalakshmi Murali's picture

Vijayalakshmi Murali


2015-02-17 08:28

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