The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in partnership with the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Accra is organising two separate forums on the topic: “The Challenges and Prospects of Journalism in the Age of New Media”.

The forums which will feature panel discussions by three US-based journalists and a Ghanaian broadcast journalist will highlight how electronic media journalism is or should be changing with the emergence of new media technologies.

The first of the forums to be held at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra on January 28, 2014, will also feature a presentation by award winning multi-media journalist, Will Sullivan. Mr Sullivan is also the Director of Mobile for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which is the independent US federal agency that oversees all US civilian international media issues. The second forum will take place on February 5, 2014 at Takoradi.

The forums will focus on the nature of the New Media and how news presentation has changed over the last decades as a result of the emergence of new media technology and the growing popularity of citizen journalism.

Issued by the MFWA in Accra on January 22 , 2014

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