Nigeria Grassrootnews, young as it may seem, is undertaking an ambitious project by partnering with Africa Foundation For Young Media professionals in organizing a day training for citizen and campus journalists, young media professionals of 5 years and below as well as bloggers and other online writers on ‘Mastering News, feature, report and Op-ed writing’’.
This virtual training is basically organized to enrich professional practice of the target participants. Over the course of the recently concluded ‘Afympfundedmediaproject2022’ embarked on by Africa Foundation For Young Media Professionals, which was graciously funded by MacArthur Foundation, Africa regional Office in Abuja and supported by Wole Soyinka Centre For Investigative Journalism, it was discovered that despite the optimism and passion for the journalism, broadcasting industry displayed by the participants, many can become better with this kind of training.
In actual fact some online writers who attended the programme in Port Harcourt actually asked for a follow up training in this area.
This virtual training will hold on Thursday August 4, 2022 and it is open to interested members of the public who are passionate about becoming better in their trade.
The faculty is carefully selected to bring rich and diverse experience which will help every participant to become better. Dr Seyi Soremekun is a trained media and communications specialist with verse experience as a teacher, Public information and affairs specialist. He is the National Information Officer of United Nations Information Centre Nigeria.
Dr Jane Waweru is a journalist and university don. She presently works with department of Mass communications, University of Nairobi Kenya. Chioma Ezenwafor, a broadcast Journalist and content writer works with Nigeria Info FM Port Harcoiurt Nigeria. Prior to now, she served as the Head of News for the state media house. Lois Udegbe works with Centre for Journalism and development in Abuja