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MTN partners PAU to train journalists in tech

MTN partners PAU to train journalists in tech

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Pan-Atlantic University, have partnered for the second edition of the Media Innovation Programme

The program will provide media professionals with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Nigeria’s technology sector and the intersection of media and technology.

According to a joint statement, 20 professionals will join the 2023 MIP cohort, with the multifaceted program providing them with the skills to adapt to changing realities, support media practitioners, and promote understanding of the rapidly changing media landscape.

“The six-month, fully funded certificate fellowship includes a study visit to the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and an innovation hub to incubate ideas. It is open to media practitioners across print, electronic, online platforms, and social media content creators.” The statement reads

Speaking on the impact of the Media Innovation Programme, Karl Toriola, CEO, MTN Nigeria, said, “The media is a crucial contributor to a thriving nation. Enhancing their skill set will benefit society at large. Through the Media Innovation Programme, we want to continue empowering media practitioners. Enabling them to report at an elevated level combining innovation with solution-oriented media practice to benefit their readers.”

Vice-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Enase Okonedo, said, “At the Pan-Atlantic University, we provide training that will enable our students to uphold the highest intellectual, ethical, and professional values in their professional and everyday endeavours. The MTN Media Innovation Programme is a melting pot of sessions and discussions promoting creative thinking, technology-forward practices, and honesty that enable participants to continue practicing with journalistic integrity.”

The partnership between MTN Nigeria and Pan Atlantic University to train journalists is expected to equip journalists and other media professionals with the skills to discharge their duties in this tech age.

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