Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Print Media Management -Christiana Jimmy Becomes Inquirer New Managing Editor
MONROVIA – Christiana Winnie Saywah-Jimmy joined the pantheon of enterprising Liberian women to break the glass ceiling in the tough, male-dominated world of media management when the New Era Publications Corporation, Publisher of the Inquirer Newspaper, on January 3, 2023 appointed her as its first female Managing Editor.
In a well-crafted letter to Mrs. Jimmy, the New Era Publications Corporation Board of Directors stated its preferment of Liberia’s second female newspaper manager and the first Managing Editor since the inception of the Inquirer Newspaper in 1991, “because you have proven to be competent, reliable, and willingness to learn, since you assumed the mantle of Acting Managing Editor, when the late Attorney Philip N. Wesseh, became seriously ill in 2021.”
Mrs. Jimmy follows the footsteps of Mr. Gabriel I H. Williams was the first Managing Editor of the Inquirer Newspaper followed by the late Philip N. Wesseh, popularly known as Gina.
The Inquirer new ME will in her new role provide administrative, editorial and financial guidance of the paper, in accordance with the terms of reference specified in Board Chairman Gabriel I.H. Williams’ letter of appointment.
Madam Saywah-Jimmy assumes the helm of one of Liberia’s most authoritative newspapers with a wealth of experience and training. She joined The Inquirer in 2001 as an intern from the International School of Journalism, and was assigned at the Legislature where she was awarded as Best Legislative Reporter in 2008. She concomitantly later covered assignments at the Judiciary and the Executive.
The Inquirer new Managing Editor is also the current vice president of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL), a media trainer and mentor who served as head of the Press Union of Liberia’s membership committee under two past leaderships. She is a graduate of the University of Liberia with a BA in English Literature and a diploma in Mass Communication as well as a USAID-PUL trained media trainer.
An Appreciative Managing Editor
Effusively appreciative of her new assignment, Mrs. Jimmy immediately took to social media, expressing her sentiments to all and sundry for her preference.
“To my friends, fans and relatives, my shoulders are high but I am humbled! To my critics and correction fluid, I am challenged and it is without doubt that the task is huge but know thatI am committed to succeed!
To my clan (females)…my Krowdy girls and my committed and trusted workmates, oops! The Delta force team- we are riding, and you are already on Board!
“To my family- my personal person-JJ; my parents; my siblings (in laws), my children and my church, continue to lend me your shoulders and be my reason to continue pushing.
“My mentors- Al Bowier, Moses Dorbor, Akosa Ike, Pewee Baysah, Jarwinken Wiah, Hassan Kiawu and Onesimus Leigh-here is your mentee, I salute you!!!
“To my media family, the reporters and publishers, you made my passion for Journalism to be no regret…let’s make professionalism our hallmark. To the public, the Inquirer Newspaper’s audience, continue to trust our ability to deliver and remain!!!
“To our one and only God, our gratitude is not enough! We aim big because we serve a very BIG God!!
“Again…Your thanks plenty for the support and raining commendations. We are open for more partnerships, support and corrections,” Mrs. Jimmy stated.