30 to watch, ‘leading the charge’ during change

Sep 06, 2023 at 02:44 pm by admin

INMA has named the 30 young professionals it will support under its ‘30 Under 30’ scholarship scheme.

Beyond recognition, the award winners – chosen from a record 270 applications in July and August – gain a year’s complimentary INMA membership, free access to two master classes, and a ticket to INMA’s Media Innovation Week.

Members of the association’s Young Professionals committee reviewed applications and voted on five recipients in six categories – advertising, data, newsroom, reader revenue, leadership, and product.

The award scheme is in its fourth year. Criteria for selection included being under 30 years of age, early career achievements, insights into innovation, ability to influence and likely management skills.

Winners in each of the six categories, coming from 18 countries, are:


Rosalinde Czysnok, Client Solutions Director, News Corp Australia, Australia;

Nusrat Jahan, Digital Marketing Executive, Prothom Alo, Bangladesh;

Ann Marie Metzendorf, Product Marketing Manager, Wall Street Journal, USA;

Md. Rayhan Ullah Rabin, Assistant Manager Digital Media, Channel 24, Bangladesh; and

Maria Inês Reis, Marketing Specialist, Público, Portugal.


Jakob Halm, Product Manager Testing & Growth, Der Spiegel, Germany;

Mayu Kato, Global Senior Analyst, Vogue Condé Nast, UK;

Isabel Ng Yi Rou, Audience Specialist, SPH Media, Singapore;

Maria Sakki, Lead Data Analyst, Financial Times, UK; and

Mac Wilson, Development Team Lead - Data & Ad Tech, NZME, New Zealand.


Lucy Blakiston, CEO, Shit You Should Care About, New Zealand;

Gerardo Garza Castilla, Chief Product Officer, Vanguardia, Mexico;

Siu Kwan Katherine Cheung, Director, Student Business, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong;

Corsin Heinzmann, Senior Manager Strategy & Business Development, Ringier, Switzerland; and

Harun Momanyi, Founder & CEO, Tranquil Media Group, Kenya.


Johannes Skov Andersen, Digital Storytelling Editor, Politiken, Denmark;

Edna Mwenda, Business and Data Journalist, Nation Media Group, Kenya;

Cwayita Nondula, Acting Content Editor, Africa Community Media, South Africa;

Elyse Popplewell, Content Strategy Director, News Corp Australia, Australia; and

Nicola Wenz, News Producer, ZDF Germany, Germany.


Emma Jungerth, Business Developer, Ad Product Strategy, Schibsted, Sweden;

Harini Manickam, Product Manager, HT Labs, India;

Germán Salazar, Product Designer, Gannett, USA;

Go Takagi, Software Engineer, Nikkei, Japan; and

Francesca Wallace, Director of Digital Strategy and E-Commerce, News Corp Australia, Australia.

Reader Revenue

Emma Bianchi, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Brand & Community Affairs, Boston Globe Media Partners, USA;

Mitch Gaylord, E-mail Marketing Manager, The Washington Post, USA;

Moritz Johannes Klein, Head of Memberships, The Pioneer, Germany;

Jonah Listokin, E-Mail Marketing Associate, Bloomberg, United States; and

Alexander Nordström, Business Developer B2C, Stampen Media, Sweden.

INMA executive director and chief executive Earl Wilkinson says with the news media industry changing rapidly, “these are the rising stars who are leading the charge”.

“With this 30 Under 30 Awards competition, INMA is proud to elevate these young professionals and help them blaze a path forward at this critical juncture for our industry.”

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