By Princewill Ekwujuru
Entries are now open for the third edition of PwC’s Media Excellence Awards. According to a statement released in Lagos by the professional services firm, entries for the award that celebrates excellence in business reporting in Nigeria will close on Thursday, 13th September 2018 with the Award gala night slated to hold on Friday, 5th October 2018.
The award which was first held in 2016 is open to professional journalists in full-time employment or freelancers, working in Nigeria, who have produced a story that falls within the categories covered by the award and that is available on a platform whose primary audience is Nigeria.
Uyi Akpata, Country Senior Partner, PwC Nigeria said: “Part of our Corporate Responsibility strategy focuses on capacity-building for the media and stakeholders in that industry. This has informed our various interventions in that sector over the years. For five years now, we have been working to improve the quality and practice of journalism in Nigeria by providing free training for journalists through our annual Capability Enhancement Workshops.
Our sustained effort in this regard is in recognition of the very important role of the media in society and in particular, the role that the media in Nigeria has and continues to play in informing and educating the public especially around taxation, the capital market, SMEs and the economy.”