Liberian Financial Expert And Media Owner Says Media Is Financially Challenged

Prof. Wilson Tarpeh addressing participants at the forum
Prof. Wilson Tarpeh addressing participants at the forum

The Liberian former Minister of Finance, and Vice President at the University of Liberia, Prof. Wilson Tarpeh has called on the United States for International Development (USAID) and the INTERNEWS to come to the rescue financially of the Liberian media.

Participants at the USAID/INTERNEWS Forum with stakeholders today
Participants at the USAID/INTERNEWS Forum with stakeholders today

Professor Tarpeh who is also a media owner, Publisher of an independent newspaper, The News Newspaper, also urged media owners to train their employees if they are to succeed in their services to the public.

The Liberian media stakeholder serving as keynote Speaker at the Corina Hotel in Monrovia on the topic: “An outline of the link between media and business and exploring opportunities for media financial sustainability and business growth in Liberia”, Prof. Tarpeh praised both institutions (USAID and INTERNEWS) for bringing media stakeholders together to helping in the improvement of their respective media houses.

Moderators at the one day forum
Moderators at the one day forum

The Liberia Media Market Forum which is a working group brought together different stakeholders to map out a media financial sustainability strategy, based on regular and systematic audience surveys research and media measurement.

Over sixty participants attended the one day forum with Ms. Solum Adoi-Elagwu, a poll specialist from GeoPoll of Nigeria lecturing participants on the importance conducting a poll and surveys.

During her presentation, the GeoPoll official also spoke of the most watched televisions in the Country, according to the GeoPoll pollsters, where most of the electronic media were highlighted and rated.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.