Students’ training session
The Civic Media Lab continued it’s training programme by teaching tertiary institutions students on investigative journalism.
In bid to revitalize the lost glory of investigative journalism in the Nigeria media circle, the media lab to tutor journalism students techniques of engaging in investigative journalism. It is evident that the trade of investigation in news reporting is dying gradually as days pass by, with threat from government being the major hindrance.
Participants were taught how they can successfully be an investigative journalist and not go against the ethics of journalism.
The training had students from University of Lagos in attendance to learn skills needed for gathering and reporting news.
To enrich the training, seasoned facilitators were brought in to teach journalism skills, basic video editing skills and how to own and operate a website.
Students present at the training, expressing their happiness revealing that the training will help them grow while giving them the platform to showcase what they can do.
Being the first step in enlightening and encouraging students on reporting happening around them, Civic Media Lab in partnership with Sahara Reporters and BudgIT promised to do more building students to become active citizen reporters.