Founder & Managing Director, FrayIntermedia, South Africa
Paula Fray has worked in media for more than three decades as a journalist, editor, trainer and media manager. She is currently the managing director of the pan-African media training organisation frayintermedia which she founded in 2005. A former regional director for Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa, Fray has a strategic focus on deepening media skills with programmes ranging from specialist reporting, investigative journalism to newsroom and media leadership. frayintermedia’s training ranges from the highly-regarded Narrative Journalism Conference in South Africa, to long-term training programmes focusing on raising women’s profiles in critical media coverage such as Health and Agriculture, to annual fellowships and short, targeted skills workshops. She has wide-ranging consultancy and project management experience for corporate, government and non-government organisations. She has served as a mentor for organisations such as e-Health and the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). She mentors Aspen Leadership Fellows as well as African Women’s Development Fund leaders. Fray graduated with a BJourn degree from Rhodes University and has a Woman and Law Certificate from UNISA. She is a trustee of Media Monitoring Africa and previously served on the board of Brand south Africa. A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she served on the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board from 2009 - 2013.