Larry Madowo makes Kenya Flag soar to greater heights! The 2020 Philip Greer awards Former BBC Africa Business Editor, Larry Madowo for his outstanding master’s thesis in Financial Writing at the Columbia Journalism School.
Madowo took to social media to reveal he wrote a 9000-word thesis, which impressed his supervisors at the American university.
I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis. My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at @Columbia_Biz School pic.twitter.com/WzgfyXuYlu
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) May 19, 2020
He disclosed that to capture the relevant information, he conducted countless interviews and analyzed hundreds of pages, including lengthy financial disclosure documents from the company. The former BBC Africa business editor exited the journalism scene in July 2019, announcing at the time that he was taking a sabbatical after being named among the 2019-2020 Knight-Bagehot Fellows at Columbia University.
Ratings indicated that the show was among the most-watched in Kenya with Larry as the host. The anchor also took up several other journalistic roles at Nation Media Group. He hosted a show on Nation FM and wrote a weekly column, Front Row, in the Daily Nation, establishing him firmly among the region’s top journalists.
Madowo’s announcement of his exploits in New York was met with a flood of congratulatory messages from Kenyans who celebrated him for shining on the international stage.
Philip Greer award winning Journalist for Financial Writting.Congratulations Larry madowo for making Kenya even soaring to greater heights 🇰🇪.
Thanks to his sense of humour and charisma backed by a good knowledge in English and financial matters.
It's a marathon not a sprint🐆 pic.twitter.com/sKhMOGB8er
— LIYOSI VICTOR-EGH 💎 (@VictorLiyosi3) May 20, 2020
Congratulations Larry Madowo for making Kenya even soaring to greater heights.
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