MTN, PAU To Train Journalists In Tech

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Pan-Atlantic University have said the second edition of the Media Innovation Programme will give media professionals a unique opportunity to explore Nigeria’s technology sector and the nexus between media and technology.

A statement signed by the organisations said that 20 professionals would join the 2023 MIP cohort, stating that the multifaceted programme would equip them with the skills to adapt to changing realities and support media practitioners and promote understanding of the rapidly changing media landscape.

It read, “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.”

While commenting on the impact of the Media Innovation Programme, CEO, MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola 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 practising with journalistic integrity.”


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