Oluwatoyosi Esther Ogunseye

2014 Fellow from Nigeria

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 10 years of experience working as an investigative journalist on topics such as politics, crime, business, health, and environment.  She currently serves as the first female editor of Punch Newspaper, Nigeria's most widely read newspaper. She is responsible for ensuring that her staff of over ninety reporters deliver at their optimum best in order to make the paper and its online platforms competitive and revenue-generating. Oluwatoyosi who has just been announced winner of the 2014 Knight International Journalism Award, a premier global journalism prize, has 25 other awards and she is an advocate for the empowerment of youth and gives self-development talks locally and internationally to young people. She is skilled in media, communications, and scientific research.  She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, a Pgd in Print Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, a MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University, and is currently studying for a PhD in Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester.  Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, she hopes to use her platform to advocate for effective leadership.

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