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Q & A with Carolyn Robinson: Solution Journalism Training Expands to African Countries

Solution Journalism Network, also called SoJo, is expanding its training opportunities to the African region. I had the chance to talk with Carolyn Robinson, who would be leading the training programs in Africa this year. Carolyn, a video journalist, media program director, and educator has many years of journalism practice under her belt. She is also a recipient of the Jefferson Fellowship, Freedom Forum F ...

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Time changes yesterday, media, journo and the rest of us…

When Henry Townsend arrived Abeokuta with copies of Iwe Irohin fun awon ara Egba in 1859, I can imagine that a lot of people were in awe of his product… with sounds of excitement ringing through the church hall as the newsprints — the first newspaper in Nigeria — were distributed across the pew. Oh, wait. If I remember the history of Nigeria journalism clearly… *scratches head* …were copies of Iwe Irohin di ...

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For mass communication students: How to finance your education abroad

On December 2nd, 2016, I got a twitter notification where I was requested to share tips on how to secure scholarships for higher studies in Mass Comm abroad. Having seen the "favorites" and "retweets" the message received, I decided to take a step back and answer the question. First off, many roads lead to the market. What works for aunty Lagbaja might not work for uncle Ajala. Some of these tactics on how ...

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All the buzz about solution-journalism…

A couple of years ago, I took a short break from my journalism. I remember having one of those "I'm done here" conversation with one of my mentors, explaining how exhausted I was from the cyclical nature of news reporting-- telling the same stories in different ways without making the needed impact. I was often flabbergastered to see people in the position of power read the news and shrug helplessly when th ...

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What the Growth of Internet Penetration Means for Media Business in Nigeria

Technology is redefining the global media landscape and Nigeria is not exempted from feeling the impact. During my last semester at Columbia Journalism School, I had the opportunity of taking a course on "21st-century newsroom management" -- oh what an exciting learning curve it was! One of our assignments had me researching on how tech was reshaping media business in Nigeria. Some of the findings: Local jo ...

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5 WAYS NIGERIAN VLOGGERS CAN GET MORE SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE.NG

Nkem Ndem Youtube.ng, a free video streaming platform owned by Google, is currently the leading platform for Video blogging and Video content marketing in the Nigeria. With over a million unique users per month, Youtube.ng is a platform considered by everyone on the look for online marketing and publicity with hope for benefits in the near future. Hitting a milestone with your videos on youtube.ng can be ve ...

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Memorable moments in the Big Apple

Jude Nwabuokei of Radio One 103.5FM, Lagos in this reporter's diary recalls how he won a fellowship programme for journalists organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and his memorable professional experience in New York. As a young broadcast journalist working in a Radio Station in a city like Lagos, there was a tendency for me to fall into the routine of working to survive or worki ...

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ADENIYI: Two decades of delivering “Verdicts”

By Kelechi Amakoh Reading maketh a Full Man; Conference a Ready Man; Writing an Exact Man so says the scholar of arts and humanities, Francis Bacon. In a society where every day offers you a new discuss, twist and turn, blinking an eye lid might be your greatest undoing. The set of columnists available for great read weekly offer their great ideas and thought process on certain issues erupting public discou ...

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How to get story ideas

Media career development specialist writes on how easily develop a bank for story ideas One of the errands interns are frequently made to run in media houses is helping to withdraw or deposit money in banks. When I asked one of them how many banks she has been to, she excitedly said at least five. "So you can write a story about your experience in different banks? You can compare the services offered by the ...

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