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Editorial Leaders

Editorial Leaders

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‘Editorial Leaders’ initiative from the World Editors Forum India Chapter and WAN-IFRA, is a module based training and mentorship 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 previous editions saw participation from leading publishers including Ananda Vikatan, Dainik Bhaskar, Malayala Manorama, Prajavani, Sakal, The Mathrubhmi, The Hindu, The Times of India, Sambad and The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh and The Associated Newspapers (Ceylon), Sri Lanka and Ujyaala Radio Network, Nepal. The participants gained insights about journalism trends, challenges and improved skills to face changing media  landscape.

All the modules are lead by best-in-class trainers and 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.

Editorial Leaders programme will have the following Modules in 2019;

a) Digital Journalism and Social Media Applications, 10-11 June, Mumbai

Module Leader : Corinne Podger, Digital Media Journalist, Australia

b) News with Data, 12-13 June, Mumbai

Module Leader: Rakesh Dubuddu,Founder,

c) Reporting for Mobile, by Mobile, 17-18 June, Chennai 

Module Leader: Manon Verchot, American - French Video Journalists & her team

d) Writing for print and online, 19-20 June, Chennai

Module Leader: Murdoch Davis, Former Editor-in-Chief at various International Publications, USA

e) Managing and leading creative newsrooms,21-22 June, Chennai

Module Leader : Michael Cooke, Former editor, Toronto Star, Canada 


Please click here for for more information/ registration 

visit for individual module information.


Module 1, on Digital Journalism and Social Media Applications was successfully held in Mumbai on 10-11 June.




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WAN-IFRA South Asia, headquartered in Chennai, started its operation in 2001 as a private limited company registered under the Indian Companies Act. But the origin of IFRA in India dates back to 1992 when the services of IFRA, with only an Annual Conference, were offered in this country through a representative office. From this modest beginning, it today stands as a separate company catering to the needs of the Indian news publishing industry. Read more ...