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Journalists and Techies team-up at #NaijaDataLadies Hack/Hackers Lagos Meetup

It was a melting point ideas and innovation on Saturday, June 17, as a team of female journalists tell their stories using data to a team of technologists on Saturday June 17, 2017 at Civic Hub, Yaba, Lagos. Hack/Hackers is a digital community of people who seek to inspire each other, share information (and code) and collaborate to invent the future of media and journalism. The event, Hack/Hackers Lagos Mee ...

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Quartz Africa set to equip journalists with Atlas chart-building skills

Are you a journalist, editor, or blogger interested in learning how to make and publish your own charts? Then, you should apply for a workshop based on Atlas chart-building platform with Quartz Africa. Quartz Africa is obsessed with data, especially the lack for Africa-focused data and data visualization. Through the chart-building training, quartz Africa aim to train reporters, academics and students to us ...

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Craig Newmark Foundation: TruthBuzz set to award creative journalists

TruthBuzz, a viral fact-checking international contest from International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is looking for ideas that turn fact-checking into engaging, visual and interactive stories that are instantly understandable and shareable. TruthBuzz a contest which is supported by the Craig Newmark Foundation aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. It seeks for ...

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Women in Journalism Conference holds July 6 in Lagos

All is set for the fourth edition of the Women in Journalism (WiJAfrica), the annual conference for women in journalists in Lagos on July 6. Conference Director of WIJ2017, Yomi Owope in a statement explained that the 2017 edition of the conference themed ‚ÄúPioneers, Innovators and the Brave New World,‚ÄĚ aims to highlight industry players who are leading innovation in journalism and the media. An associate pr ...

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Battered journalist undergoes medical examination

A  Medical practitioner, Dr Akintayo Akintoba, on June 19, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that series of medical examinations have been conducted on a battered journalist, Mr Yomi Olomofe, when he was contacted after the attack on the newsman. According to Vanguard, Akintoba, who is called as a second witness, gave the oral evidence in a suit against the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS,  over the ...

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Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship call for entries

Are you interested in becoming an influencer and leader for children’s development in your country? If producing high quality reporting and solution-orientated stories about nutrition and early childhood development issues is one of your passions, then you can apply to this year-long fellowship, which will include two international reporting trips as well as continuing mentoring and several virtual webinars ...

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Vacancy at BBC Digital Service: Igbo-Speaking Journalist

The BBC World Service is currently investing in digital content for Africa and seeks for journalists who can fit into the role which will be critical to them in meeting their ambitions. BBC Igbo digital service is guided with the aim of delivering journalism in a lively and engaging fashion, with a focus on interactivity and the promotion of content on social media and across all platforms. The video journa ...

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Ex-Tribune MD Olamiti named Chairman Anglican TV Board.

A former Managing Director of Nigerian Tribune, Mr. Foul Olamiti has been appointed to head the Management board of Anglican Television,a media house of the Anglican Communion. Olamiti who has  over thirty five years experience as a journalist was named along with eight others to run the board of the faith-based media outfit. The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Nicholas Okoh, who annou ...

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Novelist Zaynab Alkali, Ecuadorian Ambassador for Abuja Writers Forum

The June 24 Guest Writer Session of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF) will feature renowend female novelist, Zaynab Alkali,  alongside  the Ecuadorian Ambassador, Mr Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto and David Adzer. Zaynab Alkali who was born in Tura-Wazila, Borno State, is  considered to be the first major female novelist from Northern Nigeria. Her previous novels are Stillborn, The Virtuous Woman, The Descendants an ...

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