09 Jun Former BBC Correspondent Samuel Darko to Explore ‘The Future of Media & News’ in Keynote address at Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana
Accra, Ghana (June 09, 2018) – Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is delighted to announce that Mr. Samuel Darko Appiah, former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Correspondent for Ghana will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at British Council, Accra.
Mr. Darko Appiah will deliver the third keynote address for the opening day of the student entrepreneurship week on ‘The Future of Media and News’.
The media, in all its incarnation, is undergoing a constant change. Online streaming, social media, artificial intelligence, and smartphones are creating new preferences and diverting interests of consumers from traditional media platforms like radio and TV. Nevertheless, with these constant evolution comes major challenges. On many social media platforms, bots are being used to spread misinformation and fake news as evidenced in the recent U.S Presidential election.
Darko, who until December 2015 was BBC’s Correspondent in Ghana and currently works as a Freelance Broadcast Journalist for the Corporation, will dig deep into: what constitutes shareable and credible news, how to navigate the constant maze of misinformation on social media, the difference between news and noise, the impact of big data and technology on news and storytelling, what the media and news will look like in the next ten years, and so much more.
To register or learn more, please visit the event website at www.sfanonline.org. For partnership opportunity, please send us an email at info (at) sfanonline.org.
For more information about Sammy, please visit www.sammydarko.com
See you soon!!
Tom-Chris Emewulu is the Founder & President of SFAN (Stars From All Nations). When he’s not building SFAN and helping entrepreneurs and rising professionals create fulfilling careers, he’s telling African innovation stories or advocating for people-centered policy. Tom-Chris is a former consultant at Mastercard Foundation, Seedstars Ambassador for Ghana, and the author of the forthcoming book: Breaking the Limits. He is a thought leader on youth development, social entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and the future of work.