I am joined by Femi Oke, co-host of Al-Jazeera’s The Stream. This episode she shares her background, what got her into journalism, how she ended up at Al-Jazeera and more. It’s rare to see a mainstream media news channel provide news that is based on what the watcher suggests. A lot of mainstream media provide around-the-clock news and end up filling the majority of it with filler material. Al Jazeera’s the Stream has done a wonderful job in allowing it’s followers, on social media etc., to connect and suggest topics they deem newsworthy. This is a huge step in the right direction and I am very excited to have Femi on the podcast today to talk all about it.
You can follow Femi on Twitter @FemiOke
About Femi Oke
Femi is an international journalist, television and radio host, presenter, producer, keynote speaker, moderator, emcee, master of ceremonies, media advisor and trainer. She is currently the co-host of Al-Jazeera’s The Stream.*
Questions and Links Mentioned In This Episode
- The meaning behind “Femi Oke”
- How did you get into journalism?
- What is a day in your life like?
- Any journalists you look up to?
- What advice would you give your 20 year old self?
- Do you have any hobbies?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?