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What I didn’t learn in Media School

After receiving a book gift, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson from Blessing Olisa, a Mass Communication graduate of University of Lagos Otufodunrin  Lekan asked Olisa to share what she didn't learn in media school that has worked for her . In 2011 I graduated from University of Lagos at 21 having no idea what to do with myself wise. My colleagues asked me and ...

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Two important skills every journalist must learn quickly

For journalists who want to remain relevant in the profession and be in-demand, there are two skills they have to learn and master. This include how to use data to report stories and coding. New media experts gave the advice at Brazil’s 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism according to a report on various sessions by Jéssica Cruz published by www.ijnet.org “Even in countries where it’s hard to get dece ...

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NBCUniversity currently accepting applications for its 2017 workshop

NBCUniversity: The Fourth Estate is currently accepting applications for its 2017 workshop set to hold on Thursday, August 10, 2017. According to NBCU, "This one-day intensive workshop, geared toward on-air AND off-air convention attendees, is taught by NBCU “professors” and is designed for individuals at all levels of their career. Journalism has long been regarded as a crucial force in the operation of go ...

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Urgent call for applications for three training programmes

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has called for applications for three capacity development programmes. They training opportunities are; The Female Reporters Leadership Fellowship (strictly for female journalists), REMOP Basic Education Reporting training  (for both female and male reporters) REMOP Electricity Reporting training (for both female and male reporters). Interested jo ...

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Airtel set to sharpen digital reporting skills of 100 journalists

 Telecommunications company,  Airtel Nigeria is sponsoring 100 journalists to a training in data and digital reporting, to be facilitated by Lagos-based media training outfit, The Journalism Clinic. According to Taiwo Obe, the founder of the clinic, “The training is open to full-time and freelance journalists, practicing in Nigeria, but we will not disregard applications by interested bloggers, who, like th ...

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Digital journalism training for 100 Nigerian journalists

One hundred Nigerian journalists have yet another opportunity to benefit from another digital journalism training under the aegis of The Journalism Clinic. The training to be facilitated by the widely- travelled digital journalism trainer, Dan Mason, the first edition in 2015, is being sponsored by Airtel Nigeria. Exact dates and locations, as well as enrollment criteria, will be announced soon. Data journa ...

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Award, contest for journalism students worldwide

Students pursuing a degree in medical or science journalism can receive an award to attend the world's largest neuroscience meeting in Washington. The Society for Neuroscience will grant two Science Journalism Student Awards. The award includes free registration, four nights' lodging and US$750 to defray additional costs. Each winner will receive guidance from a professional journalist covering the meeting ...

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African women in media symposium to hold July 27

African women in media symposium organized by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is set to hold July 27,  at Birmingham City University.  The symposium aims to bring together African women working in the media, and academics in the field of media and communications concerned with media, diaspora, race, gender, representation, and African feminism. The objectives are to engage in debates on issues affecting African women ...

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Why I resigned editor’s job for Masters in Sports Administration

Lolade Adewuyi, formerly of TELL Magazine and Goal.com last Friday, June 23 bagged a Masters degree in Sports Administration from the Russian International Olympic University. In this online interview, Adewuyi speaks on  his experience at the programme and what traditional journalists need to know and do to avoid becoming relic in the new media work environment.   Congratulations on your graduation for ...

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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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