MTN Nigeria and Pan Atlantic University launch second edition of media innovation program.
The programme commenced on May 15, 2023 and ran for six months. Out of over 2,000 applicants, 20 fellows were selected to participate in the programme. The fellows were drawn from a variety of media backgrounds, including journalism, broadcasting, and filmmaking after a rigorous selection process.
The MTN Media Innovation Programme (MIP) is a six-month capacity building programme for media practitioners in Nigeria. The programme is designed to help media practitioners understand the changing media landscape and how to effectively use technology to create impactful media content.
MTN Nigeria and Pan Atlantic University Launch Second Edition of Media Innovation Program
The MIP is a partnership between MTN Nigeria and the School of Media & Communication at Pan Atlantic University. The programme is delivered by a team of experienced journalists, technologists, and entrepreneurs.
The MIP curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including:
- The changing media landscape
- The role of technology in the media
- Data journalism
- Social media marketing
- Mobile journalism
Here are some of the benefits of participating in the MTN Media Innovation Programme:
- Learn new skills: The programme covers a wide range of topics, including data journalism, social media marketing, mobile journalism, and entrepreneurship. This gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing media landscape.
- Network with industry professionals: The programme brings together media practitioners from all over Nigeria. This gives you the opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn from their experiences, and build relationships that can help you in your career.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the changing media landscape: The programme provides you with insights into the latest trends in the media industry. This helps you to understand how the media is changing and how you can adapt your skills and career to meet the demands of the future.
Some of the notable achievements of the second edition of the MIP:
- The fellows produced a number of high-quality media content, including articles, videos, and podcasts.
- The fellows presented their work at a number of industry events.
- The fellows won a number of awards, including the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award and the Nigeria Media Merit Award.
The list of the 20 fellows selected for the second edition of the MTN Media Innovation Programme (MIP):
- Abbas Jimoh, Assistant Editor at Media Trust Group (Daily Trust Newspapers)
- Abdulrasheed Hussain, News Editor at Premier Radio 102.7 FM, Kano
- Adediran Olufemi Adeleke, Correspondent at New Telegraph Newspaper
- Anuoluwapo Temitope Odubanjo, Founder and Content Writer at FabWoman Nigeria
- Babajide Awoyinfa, Principal Correspondent at News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
- Basit Jamiu, Human Interest and Diaspora News Editor at Legit Nigeria
- Chinedu Chidi, Editor of Special Projects at Ripples Nigeria
- Chinenye Francisca Anuforo, ICT Correspondent at The Sun Newspapers
- David Michael Oputah, Managing Editor at BizWatch Nigeria Limited
- Efunnuga Oluwaseun Yemisi, Marketing and Content Associate at Pulse Nigeria
- Elizabeth Modupeoluwa Musa, TV Producer/Presenter at News Central Television
- Emmanuel Erhunwhunse Paul, Managing Editor at TechPoint
- Ezinne Glory Alozie, Reporter/Editor/News Producer at Darling 107.3FM
- Frank Eleanya, Head of Technology Desk at Business Day
- Okonji Emmanuel, ICT Editor at ThisDay Newspapers
- Okoye Ukamaka Perpetua, West Africa Correspondent at Deutsche Welle (DW)
- Todah Opeyemi, Senior Editor at Zikoko Citizen
- Victor Ogunyinka, Managing Editor, Online, Nigerian Tribune
- Victory Wilson Chinedum, Newscaster, TV Presenter & Producer at Silverbird Television
- Ayomide Oguntimehin, Editor at Soccernet.ng
The fellows were selected from a pool of over 2,000 applicants. They were chosen based on their skills, experience, and commitment to innovation. The fellows are from a variety of media backgrounds, including journalism, broadcasting, and filmmaking.
The second edition of the MIP is a valuable opportunity for media practitioners in Nigeria. The programme helped them to learn new skills, network with industry professionals, and gain a deeper understanding of the changing media landscape. I am confident that the fellows will use the skills and knowledge they gained from the programme to make a positive impact on the media industry in Nigeria.