Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Given the chance, what advice would you give your younger self? We asked investigative journalist and One World Media award winner, Ruona Meyer to take a trip down memory lane and share the advice she wishes she’d received as a young journalist.
Ruona Meyer is an Emmy-nominated, freelance multimedia investigative journalist with 16 years’ experience across print, radio, wire agency and digital outlets in Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK. She has notably worked with the BBC, the Financial Times, Reuters, BattaboxTV and NEXT Newspapers. Sweet Sweet Codeine, her investigation for the BBC (published in April 2018) was awarded the One World Media TV Documentary Award in June 2019. In September 2019, Sweet Sweet Codeine bagged a first Emmy nomination for the BBC World Service and Nigeria.
Also named Investigative Journalist of the Year in 2013 in Nigeria, Ruona has postgraduate degrees in Journalism from Wits University, South Africa, and the University of Westminster, London. Ruona is currently a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Her research interrogates the construct of counterpower within cross-border investigative journalism networks.
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