DTF Trains Journalists on MOJO

By Denen AchussahDozens of journalists from across states in North Central Nigeria have converged on Lokoja, the Kogi State capital for a three-day Multi-media Course, otherwise known as Mobile Journalism (MOJO).
The training course is organised by the Daily Trust Foundation (DTF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Media Trust Limited with support from MacArthur Foundation.
Vice Chairman, DTF, Isiaq Ajibola, says “the training in multimedia/investigative reporting is very relevant to the media profession, and the idea is an offshoot of the global trend in journalism.
“It is about the convergence of the media, where broadcast, radio, and print meet on the various platforms enabled by The Internet.”
According to Ajiboka, “Media Trust Limited has attached much capital to capacity building of, not only journalists, but also those in operations and top management of the company” and the instant training is in line with that tradition.
He acknowledges the support of the MacArthur Foundation in making the training possible and enjoined participants to ensure that the investment is not wasted by  paying attention to the facilitators, and putting into practice what they shall learn in the three-day course.
The Programme Director, DTF, Dr. Theophilus Abba said the aim of the training is to initiate participants in the world of mobile journalism (MOJO).

He explained that journalists can make use of their mobile phones to do their stories from conception to broadcast.
According to Dr. Abba, journalists must not rely on text only; they should go extra mile to add voice and or video to their texts as people now prefer what they can see and watch (video) and audio than printed word.

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