IPI World Congress 2018 has ended

The International Press Institute (IPI) held its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress affirmed the indispensable role of quality media in building strong societies, showcasing investigative stories and projects that bring positive change to individuals and communities in Africa and around the world.

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Marty Steffens

University of Missouri
SABEW chair and professor
Marty Steffens is a professor and SABEW endowed chair at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has trained hundreds of journalists in more than 30 countries. In 2021 she was awarded the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the university’s highest award for teaching. She’s a former executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner and Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. She’s held editing positions at the Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star and Dayton Daily News, among others. She is a past member of the executive board of the International Press Institute and past chair of the North American Committee. She has been named a distinguished alumni of Indiana University’s Media School. She’s co-author of Essential Economics, Kendall-Hunt, 2022 and Reporting Disaster on Deadline, Routledge 2012. She’s taught in London as well as Moscow State University in London.