Linda Ikeji Named 17th Most Powerful Woman In Journalism - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, May 30, 2020

Linda Ikeji Named 17th Most Powerful Woman In Journalism

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By The Daily Crucible

Celebrity and media entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji, has  made the list of the top 25 Most Powerful Women In Journalism in Nigerian  media – particularly journalism, for 2020 edition. 

Linda who recently  described herself as a "gorgeous woman" and also noting that "brilliant girls run the world.,"  was accorded the recognition by Women In Journalism Africa(WiJA).

Linda, a fashionista,  made the 17th position.

The ARISE TV Managing Director, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, a former Editor of THISDAY Newspaper, was listed the number one in WiJAfrica’s list of “25 Most Powerful” women in the Nigerian media.

Also, Ms. Ruth Osime, THISDAY Style Executive Editor,  made the list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Journalism.

In arriving at the ranking ,  WiJAfrica said it worked with a team of industry leaders and practitioners to rank the women.

It said further that iit measured the most powerful woman journalist in four criteria: the size and effectiveness of her influence in national affairs, her influence in the media industry, her experience and the arc of her career and finally, her social and cultural influence.

WiJA also noted that most of the women on the list often shun public attention,  preferring to work behind the scenes.

“Many of them will not be well-known to the public, but their understated approach is often the source of their power and longevity.

"Some of the names may be debated, but this does not diminish their impact or the fact that they have clearly helped shape major issues in our polity,” it said in a statement.

In her reaction, elated Linda and  Africa  foremost blogger, said she knew quite early in life what she wanted to become but couldn't put her finger to it - journalism, at the time.

She said: "As a 9-year-old I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I didn't know what it was called then but I definitely knew I wanted to be in front of the camera, asking people questions, giving people information about what was going on etc. I would later learn it was called journalism. And to be a journalist, I had to go study Mass Communication in the University. I applied for the course but didn't get it. Ended up reading English!
"Many years later, I discovered blogging and saw it as a way to finally live out my childhood dreams. By far, one of the best things that's ever happened to me!

"Even though I'm not a journalist, I'm grateful to Women In Journalism Africa for recognising me in their Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Journalism. Thank you!
"Truly, living your dream is what life is all about!."

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