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Journalists receive training on social media

19 February 2014, 21:40

Lagos  - More than 50 journalists stand to benefit from a training session a local journalism training services firm will hold in Lagos on Thursday.

Everything Journalism is organizing the event scheduled for the United Bank for Africa (UBA) headquarters.

UBA partly sponsors the session tagged, “Functional Social Networking for Nigerian Journalists.”

Through the programme, the companies hope to empower participating journalists on how to maximally use the social media for news gathering, building online communities and engaging their audiences.

Convener, Taiwo Obe, founder and moderator of the Everything Journalism Group and Director of The Journalism Clinic, stated that at the end of the summit, journalists would be more social-media friendly and savvy.

He said that after the training, media owners would see the need to change their mindset to operate more efficiently, and profitably, in the digital age.

Obe noted that four critical questions to be answered by a team of media professionals and scholars are at the event, includes Does One Platform Suit All? What Does It Profit Us? What Can You Teach Me About Social Media? and Ethics: Why It Matters in Social Networking?

Panelists expected at the event include Azubuike Ishiekwene, GMD, Leadership Newspapers, Dr Anderson Ume-Eviegbo, principal of Dymore Vision Consulting, Lekan Otufodunrin, managing editor, online, The Nation.

Others include Wale Ajayi, Head of Department of Mass Communication at Lagos State Polytechnic, Qasim Akinreti, an online journalist with the Voice of Nigeria, Dapo Olorunyomi, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times and Shina Badaru, Founder and Editor of Technology Times.

UBA is expected to make a presentation at the event on its advancements on e-commerce.

- CAJ News

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