… Report recognises I-79 Media Consults, 23 other NGOs, institutions
Nigeria’s foremost mentoring and coaching organisation, Media Career Development Network (MCDN) has published the 2021 edition of its annual Nigeria Media Capacity Development Report.
The 2021 report contains details of seminars, workshops and roundtables on various aspects of media coverage and required skills to enhance the capacity of participants organised by media NGOs and institutions.
According to the Executive Director of the organisation, Mr Lekan Otufodunrin, the publication aims to provide journalists and other media stakeholders’ access to the details of the tremendous work being done by the media NGOs and encourage better maximisation of the available opportunities.
In the introduction to the report, Otufodunrin noted that “while some journalists have continued to utilise the training opportunities and resources, many more journalists, especially beyond the major cities and media houses still need to know more about how to enhance their careers.
“Apart from the programmes of the media NGOs, this report has a database of all necessary contact details for interested journalists. Key insightful excerpts from major interviews with top journalists in Nigeria and on the continent on our websites are reproduced in this report.”
Otufodunrin further noted that “Lecturers in media training institutions and their students will also find our report very useful to access more practical and contemporary trainings beyond the academic environment. They will find useful publications for some of the courses offered.
“While many media organisations may not be able to afford regular training for their staff due to lack of the required funding, they should collaborate with the media NGOs for in-house programmes and project implementation.
“They should be willing to grant their staff permission to fully participate in trainings and fellowships which will enhance their capacity. Without regular trainings, journalists will be unable to meet the demands of contemporary journalism practice which will determine the survival of media organisations.
“Individual journalists should also appreciate the need to update their skills to make themselves suitable for emerging job roles in the changing media landscape.”
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