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A Journalist residing in the United States of America recently guest lectured students of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism-PQSJ in Monrovia. Journalist Melissa Chea-Annan a former Reporter and Editor of The Inquirer Newspaper will share her professional experiences and success story in journalism with aspiring Journalists dating as far back as the 90s.

She spoke to students about the media’s role in society, striking a comparison between present-day journalism practice to that of her days in active media service in Liberia, among others. The Journalist is currently visiting Monrovia after years of stay in America.

The off-campus session took place at the A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center at the William V.S. Tubman High School in Sinkor and was interspersed with questions and answers between PQSJ students and the guest lecturer.

Journalist Melissa Chea-Annan is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA from 2012-2013, and served the Press Union of Liberia as Assistant Secretary-General from 2008-2010 and Vice President from 2010-2013 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Quarterly Guest Lecture Series coincided with the PQSJ honors ceremony for excellent & specialized reporting students.

Those honored for academic excellence covering last semester are Jerry Yarsiah who obtained a GPA of 3.8 in Level 1 followed by Emma G Davis with a GPA of 3.6, and Jeremiah Sackie Cooper earned a GPA of 3.6 in Level 2.

Pumah FM Station Manager Meloshe Roberts and Media Monitoring Officer at the Ministry of Information Culture & Tourism, Hilton Wleh Jaydoe will receive separate certificates after completing specialized training in Public Relations & Political Reporting.

Peter Quaqua School of Journalism-PQSJ is Liberia’s flagship media school owned and operated by MediaAid Foundation, a Liberian NGO.


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Main Photo: Journalist Melissa Chea

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