Mishcon de Reya hosted Lanre Akinola, Editor of Nurmara, for the Nurmara News Barometer launch

Mishcon de Reya was delighted to host Lanre Akinola, Editor of Nurmara, the Africa news specialist, for a roundtable discussion as he launched the first Nurmara News Barometer. The Barometer is a monthly analysis of the continent’s news landscape, and the main issues shaping the agenda – providing essential insight as to what’s driving the news.

Lanre presented the structural landscape behind news flows across the continent, including how the major wire services dominate coverage, and how a skew towards political coverage and heavy predominance of South African, Kenyan and Nigerian news affects the news we see – and that which we don’t.

Attendees discussed the causes and effects of these issues, and the impact of social media, and debated those topics that should receive more coverage.