On February 10-11, 2017 sixteen managers and senior editors of print and online media from Lebanon took part in the OPEN Media Hub Master Class in Media Management for Print and Online Media. The Master Class focused on issues such as: strategies for survival and development of print and online media in a digital world from a financial and content point of view; challenges and trends in multi-platform journalism; integrated newsrooms and editorial and overall organisational management.
Aboubakr Jamaï, the Dean of The School of Business and International Relations at the Institute For American Universities (IAU College) led the Master Class in Beirut. From 1997 to 2010, Jamaï was the publisher and editor at the leading Moroccan newsweekly: Le Journal hebdomadaire. In 2013, he was the MENA regional editor for the Open Society Foundation’s project: Mapping Digital Media. He worked in Iraq as a consultant with International Media Support (IMS) advising independent Iraqi media on their business strategies. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-editor of the Moroccan news website lakome.com. He won the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award in 2003. In 2010, he won the Gebran Tueni Award, the annual prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). He was a Nieman Fellow in 2007 at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and a Mason Fellow in 2008 at Harvard University. In 2014, POMED (Project On Middle East Democracy) awarded him with the Leaders of Democracy Award. Jamaï holds a Master of Business Administration from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.