Fray has worked in media for over 22 years, ¬ the last four in the field of media training and development. She was Regional Director for IPS Africa until June 2012, with management responsibilities for the news service and related media and communication projects in Africa. Prior to joining IPS, she founded and managed Paula Fray & Associates, a media training organization focused on training reporters and newsroom managers. The organization also strives to empower civil society activists through practical media skills training. An award-winning journalist, Paula rose to become the first female editor of the Saturday Star newspaper in South Africa. Paula graduated with a BJourn degree from Rhodes University and has a Woman and Law Certificate from UNISA. A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she currently serves on the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board.