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Digital training for journalists, others holds


AS the use of smart phones and social media is becoming widespread among the media audience in Nigeria, the need to acquire skills in digital journalism has also become relevant.

  It is for the purpose that The Journalism Clinic and Dan Mason Media are organising Change Your Story Now, a five-day training workshop for journalists and media professionals.

  The training, which will start in Lagos, in the first instance, is scheduled to take off on March 9.

  According to the organiser and Director, The Journalism Clinic, Mr. Taiwo Obe, the programme will expose journalists to approaches to creating multimedia stories that will command audience attention.

He said the training would specifically enable journalists to create mobile video and audio files, create charts, infographics, maps, timelines, interactive images and harness power of social media to connect and command authority in online community.

  The Journalism Clinic had last year, with support largely from the UBA Group, had organised the Summit for Functional Social Networking in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, “essentially, to wake up our colleagues to the reality – and immense potentials – of digital journalism,” Obe said, adding, “this is now time to go practical, because for us to be masters of the game, we must get our hands on the bolts and nuts.”

  The programme will be delivered by international journalism trainer, Dan Mason.

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