Janine Lazarus confirmed on South African panel of judges for Gold Quill Awards
Judging for the prestigious Gold Quill Awards - the highest level of professional acknowledgement within business communication today - takes place this Saturday, 7 February 2009. Sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Awards have internationally rewarded the work of business communicators for more than 35 years.
5 Feb 2009 18:57
With work being annually solicited from more than 16,000 communicators across the corporate sector, government and non-profit communications, entries are judged on technical excellence, creativity and innovation, effectiveness in identifying and responding to an organization's or community's needs, the delivery of measurable outcomes, and the overall success of the project.
Janine Lazarus, the founder of Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy, has been confirmed on the South African panel of judges for the Gold Quill Awards, Africa region. “I'm thrilled to be part of the panel that has been put together to reward and celebrate the skill of excellent business communication within the spectrum of African countries,“ she said.
Lazarus' 24 years experience in the South African and African media environment as a hard news journalist, presenter, talk-show host and cutting-edge media communications trainer should serve well. She currently works as the Media Trainer of choice for a number of local and international blue-chip organisations, government departments and various newsrooms.
On completion of the African judging, the IABC African Chapter will host an awards ceremony, with the winners also set to receive recognition at the IABC Gold Quill Awards ceremony to be held in San Francisco USA on Monday, 8 June 2009.
Janine is amongst esteemed company. The South African panel of judges include Rhodes University's Dr Harry Dugmore from the School of Journalism & Media Studies, Gustav Puth, former Professor and Head of Department of Pretoria University's Marketing & Communication Department, Lawrence Molai, Director of Frank Talk Communications, Taryn van Olden who serves on the Board of the IABC's Pretoria Chapter, Daniel Munslow from Newclip, Marilyn Watson, Multichoice's external communications ,manager, Cornhe Meintjies from Monash University, Polly Modiko, Sentech's Corporate Communications head and communication consultant, Sedge Motau.