STUDENTS LAUD CIVIC MEDIA LAB FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CLASS.
A cross section of students that attended the monthly workshop on Investigative Journalism have showered encomiums on the Civic Media lab.
The students who were culled from various disciplines and institutions were trained on the intricacies of Investigative journalism and how key it is to ensure development in the society. Also, they were motivated to create a portfolio for themselves as students to create a future leverage for their respective careers.
At the end, they expressed their delight at being part of the training and are motivated to start doing investigative reports on their own.
‘I learnt to always look beyond the surface and be able to dig deeper into issues to find convergence and divergence’, a political science student said.
Another participant from the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos described it as an eye opener and would love to make an impact with what he has learnt.
“I have been exposed to the fact that one does not necessarily have to be a journalist to tell stories about things that affect us. Within my small space, I can now tell my story and hope to push for a better society’, he said.
A student from the Mass Communication department also from UNILAG, said it was worth the while.
“With the pre knowledge I have had of journalism and this new training, I think I am in a good position to be able to generate story ideas, carry out thorough and investigation and write a good story.”
Generally, the students were elated about the training and have promised to do their own stories based on what they have learnt.
The Civic Media Lab holds monthly training sessions on Investigative journalism for students as part of its mandate to train over 2000 citizen journalists.