Nigerian journalists in Enugu today will be gaining a lifelong experience in digital and multimedia journalism at a week-long Multimedia Journalism Clinic founded by Taiwo Obe and sponsored by Airtel Nigeria.The Airtel Multimedia Journalism Clinic would be facilitated
by international, digital media expert, Dan Mason.
The four-weeks multimedia journalism road show kicked off its maiden edition in Lagos two weeks ago and had made stops in Ibadan and Abuja in Lagos.
The Director,Corporate communication and CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Emeka Oparah said Airtel Nigeria is committed to creating exceptional platforms and
opportunities for Nigerian journalists.
According to him, Airtel is intensely interested in developing the media industry and is partnering key
stakeholders in the development of the Nigerian Industry. He said and was quoted-“One of our core values, at Airtel Nigeria, is inclusivity. We believe in touching the lives of members of the communities we operate in. And we will continue to provide the relevant platforms for all our critical stakeholders to succeed”.
L-R Emeka Oparah and Taiwo Obe.
Taiwo Obe the founder of the clinic said the training platform provided by
Airtel Nigeria will teach our journalists how to create intriguing and accessible multimedia stories that are intriguing,
accessible which are also easy to share.
The Airtel multimedia journalism training, aided by “The Journalism Clinic” will train 100 Nigerian journalists across four regions. The Enugu leg will
be attended by 25 journalists selected from media platforms across the South-South and South East zones.
The programme has drawn commendations from people in the media circle who described the
initiative as a laudable project that is playing a huge role in the growth and development of the media in Nigeria. Sunday Okobi, a journalist with a well renowned Newspaper in Nigeria said, “I have always had great admiration for the work Airtel Nigeria does. This good corporate citizen has given me the opportunity to not only improve on my professional skills but also to develop
myself. “After this training, I am sure I am going to be an asset, not only to the world of journalism but to the nation as a whole. Thank you Airtel Nigeria,” he
said. Uche Akaolisa, another seasoned journalist in the prints business expressed her excitement on the training. Airtel Nigeria is giving me the opportunity to be social media savvy. With this knowledge I will be able to respond effectively to the demand for online content”.
The Airtel Multimedia Training is exposing select participating journalists from across Nigeria to tools and techniques to make their content more
compelling to the vast audiences who now, more than ever before, consume news and other content on digital platforms.
Well not much said but we believe now than ever that social media has come to stay in the area of advertising, publicity and marketing.
Additional credit: O’lekan Babatunde.
Edited and posted by: @djshyluckjimmy