Kaduna Govt Organizes Capacity-building Workshop For Journalists

Thirty journalists in Kaduna have begun a two-day capacity building workshop.

The workshop, which is being facilitated by The Journalism Clinic, is sponsored by the Kaduna State Government as a concrete skill-enhancement contribution for media professionals.

“In the daily grind of gathering and reporting news, the space for reflection on media practice and more effective ways of discharging the duty of the press is not always available,” says Muyiwa Adekeye, the Special Adviser, Media and Communication.

“We consider that a workshop for practicing journalists will help to add value to the individual journalists for the collective benefit of the society that they report. It is clearly in the public interest to make this contribution to the profession.”

In the course of the two-day workshop, the facilitators from The Journalism Clinic will take the participants through the fundamentals of multimedia story-telling, advanced research skills, the importance of context, facts and verification in the an age where user-generated content and the citizen reporter are redefining journalism.

This first set of 30 participants were selected to provide a manageable class size for a workshop that is designed to be interactive. Further interventions in capacity-building for Kaduna journalists are expected to continue in the next 12 months.

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