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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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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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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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Alfred Friendly Press Partners Offers Fellowship for Journalists

Application for Alfred friendly press partners fellowship is currently opened for print, broadcast and online journalists from developing countries. Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship is an annual program that brings journalists from different countries to American newsrooms. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships are aimed at providing fellows with experience in reporting, writing and editing which will enhan ...

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15 journalists selected for Reporting Project

Fifteen Nigerian journalists have been selected by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR)  to participate in the second phase of its Investigative Journalism training programme tagged Open Contracting Reporting Project (OCRP). The 15 journalists were selected out of nearly 80 entries following a call for application rolled out on May 17, 2017. According to the ICIR, the journalists were ...

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Wanted: 15 journalists for Investigative training on budget, procurement

By Kelechi Amakoh The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja, has invited applications from interested journalists to apply for investigative training on budget and procurement. The training which will bring 15 journalists from across the country, is open to practicing journalists in print, electronic and new/digital media who are not based in Abuja, the federal capital. The deadline ...

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Amplify’s content creators fellows graduate

Amplify, Africa's first paid-fellowship for content creators, has graduated its inaugural cohorts of three teams of young storytellers from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria. The teams presented their final projects to an all-star panel of Africa's leading business, media and technology personalities on Friday 7 April in Nairobi, Kenya. African Media Agency (AMA) reports that the Fellowship was launched in 2016 by ...

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Future of journalism with stiff competition from new media

March 2017 Online #MediaCareerQ&A   Steve Aborisade, Development and Human rights journalist, and¬† Coordinator Projekthope says¬† : Traditional media should dictate the pace rather than being followers The distinction between journalism and new media may be unhealthy and perhaps misplaced, for the future of journalism lies in new media formats. Perhaps we may ask how traditional media might remain r ...

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Journalists urge report more on health, finance

Partnership Advocacy for Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has urged the media to actively report issues on health budget and finance. The organisation said this is necessary  to ensure that government meets her commitment towards adequate funding of the health sector Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) Programme Officer on PACFaH project, Ms. Aanu’ Rotimi made the call while making a presentation o ...

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