|Leadership and Governance in Media and Communication|
Media has also moved away from the old paradigm; we are now in the age of the new media . We can no longer function in the old beaten path of technological stagnation, low circulation figures, lack of audience rating procedures, indifferent quality outputs, and dubious ethics.
The executive course in Leadership and Governance in Media and Communication (LGMC) is a high value programme organized by the School of Media and Communication of the Pan-African University in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, as well as other UK based partners. In concept, the programme rests on the new paradigm of the knowledge economy in which human capital and the possession of skills and competencies are seen as key factors in economic production.
Like other industries, the media have also moved away from the old paradigm. In the age of the new media, we can no longer remain on the beaten path of technological stagnation, low circulation figures, lack of audience rating procedures, indifferent quality output, and unethical practices. Since these challenges stem from poor management and inadequate governance skills, the best way to tackle them is from the top. LGMC is a response to these challenges.
This is a 25-day programme. It starts in March and ends in June.
Dr. Christopher Kolade
Dr Christopher Kolade was at one time Nigeria's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He has also been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. He was the Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), now Radio Nigeria. He sits on different corporate boards and is a founding faculty member of the Lagos Business School. He was president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, and the International
Mike Hill has been a journalist for 20 years, is associate editor of the Lancashire Evening Post with responsibility for day-today running of the editorial team. Mike was a key member of Johnston Press Newsroom of the Future team which pioneered the first fully digital newsroom in UK newspapers back in 2006 and became a model for the industry
Prof. Juan Elegido
A Professor of Business Ethics, Juan Elegido has a licenciate
Engr. Vincent Maduka
Vincent Maduka has held directorship positions in both the public and private sectors, including at chairmanship level. He holds the Nigerian national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic
Prof. Emevwo Biakolo
A professor of cultural communication, Emevwo Anselm
Mr. Richard Ikiebe
Richard O. Ikiebe is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Centre for Leadership in Journalism, (CLeJ) at the School of Media and Communication. A former Special Adviser in the Presidency as well as to a Cabinet Minister, he has served as media and communication consultant to Federal Government agencies, and in the private sector. Currently, Ikiebe is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Cornerstone Insurance Plc; he holds two degrees from universities in the United States and a diploma from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Lagos.
Alison Gow is editor of the Daily Post in North Wales and former editor of Wales on Sunday newspaper. She has worked on regional newspaper titles across the UK for more than 20 years, and has a senior executive with the Trinity Mirror Regional division for the past nine years, based in Liverpool and Wales. She is also External Examiner for the Digital Journalism module at Cardiff School of Journalism. She was selected by Trinity Mirror to participate in the UCLan Journalism Leaders Programme in 2007, and on completion of those studies opted to continue her studies with the Leaders Programme, achieving an MA in Journalism Leadership in December 012.
Neil Benson is Editorial Director of Trinity Mirror plc's regionals division, where he is responsible for the editorial development
François Nel is a researcher, author, consultant and educator who works with innovating news organisations and digital media startups worldwide. He is the founding director of the Journalism Leaders Programme at the University of Central Lancashire, home to the UK's oldest journalism school, and initiator of the MADE (Media And