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INMA unveils 30 rising stars in global news media with young professionals awards

The International News Media Association (INMA) today unveiled its list of 30 young professionals judged to be rising stars in the global news media industry for 2020.

The “30 Under 30 Awards” competition is part of INMA’s Young Professionals Initiative and received 163 applications in July and August.

Members of the association’s Young Professionals Committee and the governing INMA Board of Directors reviewed applications and voted on six winners in five categories: Advertising, Audience, Business Intelligence, Content + Product, and Leadership.

Within the list of 30 winners, six overall “grand prize” winners from six regions were selected.

Criteria for selection included being under 30 years of age, early career achievements, insights into innovation, ability to influence, and likely management skills.

Winners in each of the five categories, coming from 20 countries, are:

Advertising

Maggie Campbell, Account Director, NZME, New Zealand

Lina Hebert, Performance Marketing Manager, Consumer Revenue, Condé Nast, United States

Weijun (Jenny) Lu, Account Manager, Marketing Solutions, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Simone Mainprize, Group Digital Manager, News Corp Australia

Sade Muhammad, Director, Representation and Inclusion Partnerships, Forbes, United States

Erin Rettew, Digital Sales Manager, LNP Media Group, United States

Audience

Lovisa Bergström, Data Scientist and Team Lead for Analytics Team, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

Lily Cloake, Marketing Director, Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, United States

Ronan Doyle, Acquisition & Lifecycle Manager, Independent News & Media, Ireland

Taneth Evans, Head of Audience Development, The Times and Sunday Times, United Kingdom

Mansi Panchamia, Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing and Strategy, Mid-Day Infomedia, India

Naomi Wills, Customer Success Manager, Business Insider, United States

Business Intelligence

Shotaro Ishihara, Data Scientist, Nikkei, Japan

Kartikay Khosla, Deputy Manager, Jagran New Media, India

Stephanie Lievano, Business Development Manager, Corporación La Prensa, Panama

Arthur Rückert, Head of Data and Strategic Planning, Grupo RBS, Brazil

Virginia Stagni, Business Development Manager and FT Talent Director, Financial Times, United Kingdom

Robert Tidball, Head of Data, Australian Community Media, Australia

Content + Product

Utkarsh Arora, Group Product Manager, The Economic Times, India

Mara Corbett, Creative Operations Director, Gannett, United States

Jostein Larsen Østring, Vice President Development, Amedia, Norway

Adar Rahman, Sub-Editor, Prothom Alo, Bangladesh

Michael Sommer, Project Lead Interaktiv, Kleine Zeitung , Austria

Leadership

Zack Korman, Lead Architect, Aller Media, Norway

Siyavuya Mzantsi, Editor, Independent Media, South Africa

Nicholas O’Connor, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, AméricaEconomía, Chile

Sophia Phan, Deputy Digital Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Nine), Australia

Taras Prokopyshyn, CEO, The Ukrainians, Ukraine

Bente Zerrahn, Head of Innovation, Axel Springer, Germany

Beyond the recognition, “30 Under 30” awards recipients will receive access to INMA master classes, INMA membership benefits, and more. All 163 applicants have been provided access to an INMA Young Professionals Initiative Slack channel for ideas-sharing and networking.

Grand Prize winners

Within the “30 Under 30 Awards,” judges selected six young professionals as regional Grand Prize winners. They are:

Africa: Siyavuya Mzantsi, Editor, Independent Media, South Africa

Asia/Pacific: Shotaro Ishihara, Data Scientist, Nikkei, Japan

Europe: Virginia Stagni, Business Development Manager and FT Talent Director, Financial Times, United Kingdom

Latin America: Arthur Rückert, Head of Data and Strategic Planning, Grupo RBS, Brazil

North America: Mara Corbett, Creative Operations Director, Gannett, United States

South Asia: Utkarsh Arora, Group Product Manager, The Economic Times, India

“INMA is profoundly proud of this inaugural class of the 30 Under 30 Awards competition,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “These are future leaders of the news media industry, and INMA is grateful for our Young Professionals Committee and the judges for shining a light on their early career achievements and leadership potential. The judging process was rigorous, and we look forward to tracking the success of all winners and applicants.”

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