Abuja Agog For Maiden Free Journalism Training
By Niyi Busari
The 2020 Abuja Free Journalism Training (#AbujaJournalismTraining) has gained national acceptance as 100 registered participants from 11 states will be at the Hawthorn Suite, Area 11 Garki-Abuja to learn under the resource persons.
80 participants was the target but was increased to 100 when over 200 people registered as at Saturday. We then streamlined by selecting the first 100 lucky participants who will be at the training venue tomorrow.
Data collated from the registered attendees shows that 60% are beginners while 5% are women. We also gathered that 75% are from Abuja while 25% participants are from other ten states.
According to the programme of event, registration starts from 9:00 to 9:30am while arrival of guests commence immediately after the completion of registration. Introduction of guests takes 10 minutes while opening remarks by the convener, Niyi Busari also takes 15 minutes as the sponsor, FCT FA Chairman, Alh. Adams Muktar Mohammed makes remark from 10:30 to 10:45 am.
Without wasting time, the first lecture titled: Challenges Facing Beginners and What to do to be a Successful Journalist by Mr Femi Johnson commences from 11:00 to 11:45am.
Veteran Journalist, Victor Iroele will talk on ‘How to become a radio broadcaster from 11:45 to 12:30 pm. Special Adviser on Media to the minister of sports, John Joshua Akanji at 12:50 train participants on ‘What You Need To Become A Sports Journalist.
Former minister of sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung gives keynote speech before lecture continues.
For bloggers and social media managers, Kemi Areola will speak on ‘How to use social media/ICT to achieve efficiency in journalism while Aderonke Bello speaks on Dos and Dont in Journalism. Kola Daniel will wrap it up when he talks about ‘Becoming Effective New Media Journalist from 2:50 to 3:10 pm.
Refreshment and networking among the participants draw the curtain on the 2020 one-day free journalism training.