CIVIC MEDIA LAB INTRODUCES TRACKA COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO CITIZENS’ JOURNALISM
As part of its cardinal objectives, Civic Media Lab last week facilitated an introductory journalism workshop for Tracka project tracking officers in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
The workshop was part of the 2018 Strategy meeting on Budgeting and budget monitoring, organized by BudgIT, a foremost Budget monitoring and project tracking Non-profit in Nigeria.
At the event, the project tracking officers attached to Tracka.ng were trained on News reporting and how to make the most of their interventions and encounters while on the field. They were also trained on how to write stories and use these as a veritable tool for increasing accountability by parties involved.
The two day workshop which had participants from 24 states of the federation was also used to train officers on the use of the newly upgraded version of tracka, to report issues and ensure adequate service delivery in different states.
This workshop is a part of CMLs strategy to build new communities of practice to support the work of journalists. Over the next 18 months CML will support Tracka in developing the capacity of their officers in producing more impactful stories from their grassroots engagement.
At the end of the training session with Civic Media Lab, participants expressed delight at the training, describing it as an eye opener to several ways of getting better at their job in a quest for a better society.