84 media practitioners and entrepreneurs were recently trained by a non-governmental organization, the African Foundation for Young Media Professionals in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The Executive Director of the foundation who is also the convener of the event, Yinka Olaito, said the main purpose of the media workshop was to equipped the young media practitioners on the need to change the status quo and join the thriving global online industry.
Olaito, urged the participants who he described as the outright game changers the world is waiting for to be resilient, innovative and positive impact-oriented while carrying out their duties as journalists.
He disclosed that the beneficiaries includes 30 media entrepreneurs selected from across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, 22 campus journalists selected from across Nigeria Universities, 16 female mass communications students who were also selected to participate in Women In Journalism course and new talent development as well as 16 disability and inclusion media students.
The training also involved media and journalism students across South-West and South-East aims to increase professional capacity of the participants as well as raising marginalized voices within the media industry.
The foundation is heavily supported by Wole Soyinka Centre For Investigative Journalism and MacArthur Foundation.