By Abdulrosheed Aishah
The Campus Reporter Project of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, or CJID is set to organize a 4-day training for Mass Communication students and campus journalists of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS).
According to the flier released by the media organization, the training tagged as ‘Sokoto Campus Journalism Clinic is meant strictly for Mass Communication students and campus journalists of the university.
The training which was scheduled to span for four days will start on Monday, 16th October to Thursday, 19th October, 2023 at UDUS. Eligible applicants are to register via https://forms.gle/2UubAuKnTZQuVvbn8 on or before Thursday, 5th October 2023. “Female campus journalists are highly encouraged to apply.”
CJID is one of the most important organizations in media and communication, it’s taking more impact and empowering the youth through journalism like news broadcasting, doing research on ambiguous situations, and unveiling the truth about government.
Despite being a bonafide Danfodite, each applicant is expected to submit a 100-word essay on ‘The importance of the press in democracy’. Successful applicants will be trained by professionals from leading media organizations.
Moderate stipends, tea breaks and lunch, post-training mentorship, access to publish stories on the campus reporter website, and certificates of participation are perks of the journalism clinic.
NACJ Vice President Reacts
In an interview with Abdulrasheed Hammad, the Vice President of the National Association of Campus Journalists, NACJ-UDUS, said that the training is an avenue for campus journalists at UDUS to learn about various aspects of journalism to build their careers as mainstream journalists.
He added that the CJID training is aimed at enhancing the capacity of campus journalists on Nigerian campuses.
“I am pleased with this development, and we look forward to welcoming the CJID team to UDUS,” he said.