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Avance Media Announces 2018 Top 50 Ghanaian Journalist List

Leading African rating and PR firm, Avance Media has released its inaugural list and comprehensive report on leading Ghanaian Journalists dubbed Top 50 Ghanaian Journalists.

The list which features journalists from over 30 media institutions was released to celebrate and throw the spotlight on Ghanaian newsmakers, newscasters and evangelists of credible information in the media both locally and internationally.

According to the report published by Avance Media, women form only 20 percent of the rankings after research on the work of over 300 Ghanaian journalists. The publication which also highlighted the criteria used in selecting the top 50 journalists named: experience, diversity, track record, quality reporting, and impact of work among the key indicators in choosing journalists from over 300 to make the final publication.

Joy FM recorded the highest representation with 6 journalists in the publication followed by TV3 with 4 journalists, and Citi FM, GHOne TV and Peace FM recording 3 journalists each.

The Multimedia Group Ltd also recorded the highest number of journalists numbering 10 followed by EIB Network (5), Despite Media Group (4), Media General (3) and Omni Media (3).

In announcing the list MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah noted, “The basis of journalism as the fourth estate and a watchdog for corruption and injustice brings an unequivocal responsibility for journalists to be equally skilled and hard-working as they are virtuous and ethical”. He further stated that the purpose of the publication is also to provide accessible information on journalists who have dedicated their career to creating stories that go beyond news, but make available an avenue of impact coupled with their stories.

Avance Media is noted for its credible ranking activities across the African Continent as they partner with individuals and organisations to project positive stories about Africa.

Also speaking about upcoming projects from Avance Media, Managing Partner and Head of Business Development, Kwame A.A Opoku recommended an annual conference for Journalists in Ghana which would create a common platform for the experienced to share their lessons and views as the upcoming turn it into an avenue of mentorship.

A detailed report about the list can be downloaded via www.avancemedia.org/ghanaianjournalists

Below is the full list of the 2018 Avance Media Top 50 Ghanaian Journalists arranged in alphabetical order:

  1. Abdul K. Malik Baako || The New Crusading Guide
  2. Afia Adutwumwaa Morosa || Peace FM
  3. Afia Pokuaa || Adom FM
  4. Akosua Sarpong || UTV
  5. Akwasi Sarpong || BBC
  6. Ameyaw Debrah || AmeyawDebrah.com
  7. Anas Aremeyaw Anas || Tiger Eye PI
  8. Bernard Avle || Citi FM
  9. Bismark Brown || Atinka TV
  10. Bright Nana Amfom || TV3
  11. Chris-Vincent A. Febiri || GhanaCelebrities.com
  12. Dan Kweku Yeboah || Peace FM
  13. Daryl Kwawu || Joy FM
  14. Edward Kwabi || TV3
  15. Elvis Darko || The Finder
  16. Evans Mensah || Joy FM
  17. Fortune Alimi || Daily Guide
  18. Francis Abban || Starr FM
  19. Gary Al-Smith || Joy FM
  20. Gifty Anti || GDA Concepts
  21. Israel Laryea || Joy News
  22. Jefferson Sackey || Presidency of Ghana
  23. Juliet Bawuah || Freelance
  24. Kent Mensah || StarrFMOnline.com
  25. Kofi Adomah || Kofi TV
  26. Komla Klutse || TV3
  27. Kwabena K. Boateng || GhanaWeb
  28. Kwabena Yeboah || GTV
  29. Kwame Sefa Kayi || Peace FM
  30. Kweku Temeng || GHOne TV
  31. Kwesi Pratt || The Insight Newspaper
  32. Mabel Aku Banesseh || Daily Graphic
  33. Manasseh Azure Awuni || Joy FM
  34. Michael Oti Adjei || TV3
  35. Nana Aba Anamoah || GHOne TV
  36. Nana Yaw Ampofo Ankrah || Kwese TV
  37. Nathaniel Attoh || Joy FM
  38. Norvan Acquah Hayford || B&FT
  39. Omanhene Kwabena Asante || Adom TV
  40. Patrice Amegashie || TV Africa
  41. Patrick Osei Agyemang || Adom TV
  42. Paul Adom Otchere || Metro TV
  43. Peace Hyde || Forbes Africa
  44. Ridwan Karim Dini Osman || GHOne TV
  45. Saddick Adams || Atinka FM
  46. Selikem Apaloo Acolatse || GTV
  47. Seth Kwame Boateng || Joy FM
  48. Thomas Naadi Bitlegma || BBC
  49. Umaru Sanda Amadu || Citi FM
  50. Vivian Kai Lokko || Citi FM
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