The National Union of Campus Journalists, NUCJ, has expressed its wants to hold a capacity training aimed at upskilling her members in specific areas of journalism.
A communique signed by the National Security of the Union, Uchenna Igwe, revealed that the training would concentrate on issues including media law and ethics, human rights, data and visualization, health, climate and energy, solutions and development journalism.
The training, according to Igwe, would be held virtually via Zoom and the NUCJ Facebook page and has been scheduled to hold between July and December.
A part of the communique read: “The purpose of the project is to expose student journalists to current trends, equip them with skills and capacities to contribute to improving society and in preparation for professional newsroom practice.
“The training is be open to our members – over 10,000 drawn from 68 chapters/institutions in Nigeria, with a projected estimate of about 6,000 participants.”
Quoting the NUCJ President, Samuel Ajala, Igwe said that the training sessions would be facilitated by veteran journalists and experts in the selected areas of focus.
“To cushion the high cost of data, we will be providing over 500 student journalists with data support. We thank all our partners for their support towards this project. We are open to more partnerships to provide data support to enable more persons participate in the training,” he said.
“The project is supported by Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), Amnesty International Nigeria and the African Center for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).”