SMC Trains Nigerian Journalists on Change Communication

SMC Trains Nigerian Journalists on Change Communication

November 27, 2020
The 2nd run of the 10-day intensive Change Communication training for Nigerian Journalists came to an end on Friday, November 20, 2020.

The academy which was residential and fully sponsored, hosted 19 successful applicants from various media establishments in Nigeria, including Punch Newspapers, New Telegraph, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Radio Nigeria, Business Day, and a host of others.

Activities during the 10 day training consisted of intensive classroom sessions by top faculty members of the School of Media and Communication (SMC) and leading industry experts like Mr. Anthony Osae-Brown who is Bureau Chief, Bloomberg; Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo who is Editor In Chief of Momentum Africa Media and Mr. Olatunji Ololade who is Associate Editor, The Nation’s Newspaper.

At the end, participants were awarded certificates and qualified participants were provided the opportunity for post-training engagements through support grants for research in given fields of interest.

The objective of the Solutions and Data Journalism Academy is to prepare participating journalists to be champions of development and solution providers in the task of Nigeria’s nation building with the aim to become advocates and catalysts for change and development.


It was really an awesome experience at the SMC, PAU. The two-week academy worth its salt. It exposed the professionals to the new approach to journalism. I commend the faculty and experts in the media industry engaged for the session for the job well done. Many thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation for the sponsorship. We can’t thank you enough.

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