The Stanbic IBTC Media Capacity Session for 2023 was held virtually on the 20th of December, 2022. The packed training session was handled by The TMTR Training Room, a skills-based, practice-led, certificate awarding institute.
The faculty includes award-winning writers and journalists like Peter Okwoche, BBC Senior Correspondent London; Kaine Agary, Winner Nigeria NLNG Literature prize; Toni Kan, PR practitioner, Peju Akande, among others.
The virtual session, which was in four insightful modules, covered key writing and reporting aspects of banking and finance, fake news, cybercrime and elections. Here’s a breakdown:
Essentials of Reporting Banking and Finance
This course focused on journalists working on the Business, Banking, Finance, and Stock Market desks and also corporate communications practitioners. It was designed to help them understand how to effectively report on banking and finance by providing them with a handle on what the terms mean, how to structure written communication, the Dos and Don’ts of business writing, as well as how to read, interpret and report financial statements.
Let us Kill Fake News before it kills us: A case for Ethics and Professionalism in the Nigerian Media
This module examined how the concept of news has changed, detailing how it is produced, disseminated, and consumed. It enlightened the participants on how alternative and new media forms facilitated by technology have disrupted and upturned the old order.
The Cybercrime Act and the Media Practitioner: Understanding the legal minefield
The Act is a minefield of offences for the active internet user, blogger, or journalist. This module focuses on the areas of concern of the journalistic practice and provided bloggers or journalists with a firm handle for navigating this minefield.
News reporting in the time of elections: Keeping facts sacred
This module of the Stanbic IBTC media capacity session provided insights on how participants can better appreciate their role and how to report the news during the forthcoming Nigerian general elections in 2023.
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