University graduate picked by President for top broadcasting role26 April 2010
A graduate of Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism has been appointed as deputy director general for broadcasting at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS).
After completing an MA in Radio Journalism, Ledgerhood J. Rennie returned to his home in Liberia and was quickly chosen by the country's President, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to take up the prestigious role at state-owned LBS.
The organisation employs approximately 250 journalists and consists of five regional FM Radio Stations, a major principal FM and a television station in the capital, Monrovia.
Commenting on his new post, Ledgerhood said: "I was about to begin a communication analyst post at the United Nations Development Programme-Liberia Office but it seems the word went out and I was offered this opportunity. Given my acquired expertise and knowledge from Nottingham Trent University, I'm confident that I will make a positive difference to the broadcast landscape of my country."
Carole Fleming, programme leader for MA radio journalism at Nottingham Trent University, said: "We're very pleased to hear of Ledgerhood's success and he is a great example of the high calibre graduates that come from our Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism. He was a very dedicated student and he fully deserves this important role. We wish him every success for the future."
The BCTJ accredited MA Radio Journalism equips students with the skills to work in a radio newsroom or on factual based programmes. It gives them the opportunity to gain a highly-regarded qualification through practical and academic study, along with allowing time for additional professional activity through a work placement.