In its effort to empower Journalists with the current global trend in ethical practice and also part of it’s cooperate social responsibility, Dangote Group has organised training for journalist operating in the north western part of Nigeria.
The 3 days training tagged Critical Media Practice Workshop with the theme, “The Convergence Journalism” is taking place at Royal Tropicana Hotel in the ancient city of Kano.
The training is targeted at widening the Multi-Media Skills of newsmen drawn from the North-Western States of Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara and Jigawa States.
The company’s Group Chief, Branding and Communication, Anthony Chiejina, said the training was planned to upgrade the capacity of practicing journalists on multimedia skills.
“The training will help equip newsmen to face the challenges associated with the transition from traditional to the new media while describing the media as a partner in progress.
He described the company’s relations with media as cordial and promise to improve as time goes on.
The Project Coordinator, Folio Media and Creative Academy, Alabi Pius, said (FMCA) is the training arm of Folio Communications Plc.
Publishers of Daily Times newspaper, adding that “the training was conceived to equip Journalists, Media Executives, Public Relations Officers and other professionals.
Facilitators of the workshop are drawn from Bayero University Kano, Faculty of communication, to deliberate on different issues covering media convergence.
Mukhtar Magaji deliberated on convergence Media as a mixture of texts, audio, and video for production and consumption via a single medium of communication.
Other lecturers scheduled to speak at the training program include Dr.
Bala Muhammad, a former journalist with the BBC World Service in London and Bayero University Kano, who will talk on public relations and advertisement.
Saminu Umar, will talk on social media, writing for social media and video storytelling for social media.
The 3 days (1 – 3 December 2021) workshop is a collaboration between Dangote group and folio media academy has in attendance practicing journalists for online media as well as national and international dailies.
Dangote Group trains Journalists on modern ethical practice