Ruona Meyer Solutions Journalism Trainer and Editor

Ruona Meyer is a Solutions Journalism trainer and editor for New Narratives. Meyer is the Africa Manager for the Solutions Journalism Network, a US-based NGO. She coordinates continent-serving grants across multiple countries, 40 newsrooms and over 270 trained journalists across East and West Africa, building multi-lingual curriculum, conducting training sessions whilst building a cross-border network of newsrooms and curating their impact.

Meyer is also is a freelance journalist, researcher and media trainer with over 19 years of experience across Africa, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. She specialises in solutions journalism training and DEI consultancy for Africa-focused grants and donor organizations.

Ruona is currently studying for a PhD in investigative journalism at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, and was appointed Visiting Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, in April 2022. In March 2022, she was also appointed Chair of the Board at the Alibi Institute, Africa’s first assassination reporting non-profit.

Since 2020, Meyer has been freelancing as an Editor for Netherlands-based ZAM magazine’s Africa investigations desk, and recently began reporting on sociopolitical issues for Germany-based RiffReporter.

An Emmy-nominated, multimedia investigative journalist with postgraduate degrees in Journalism from Wits University in South Africa and the University of Westminster, London, UK, Ruona’s work has been published notably on the BBC, the Financial Times, Reuters, Deutsche Welle and ZAM magazine as well as in various outlets within Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. She was named Investigative Journalist of the Year in Nigeria in 2013. In August 2019, Meyer’s one-hour documentary Sweet Sweet Codeine brought a first Emmy nomination for the BBC World Service and Nigeria.