Larry madowo scoops prestigious Philip Greer Award
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Larry madowo scoops prestigious Philip Greer Award

Media Personality Larry Madowo has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his Financial Writing at the Columbia University in New York.

Madowo, who was British Broadcasting Corporation Africa newspaper editor , was admitted to Columbia University back in April 2019.

He was admitted to the distinguished university as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in the class of 2019-2020

“I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis,” Madowo said.

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Via Twitter on Tuesday, Madowo said his 9,000-word piece won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing.

“I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at Columbia University Business School,” he said.

Larry madowo scoops prestigious Philip Greer Award


An excited Madowo noted that he pored hundreds of pages, visited five countries and recorded hours of interviews for the Jumia project.

“I’ll keep the full thing until @Columbia gives me my degree (tomorrow!) but I published a short & sweet excerpt with the BBC,” he says.

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The former TV presenter quit his job at NTV on March 29, 2018.

Larry is a well-known Kenyan journalist and has previously hosted his own  show, written a weekly column and fronted many popular TV programmes.

He features a vast experience in broadcasting, having worked with various well established local and international media organisations, and has made many appearances previously on the BBC.


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