WSCIJ Invites Applications from Students for Training on Local Reporting

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The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is inviting applications from students of Mass Communication or Journalism from the University of Lagos, Lagos State University, and Yaba College of Technology for training on local reporting under its Collaborative Media Engagement for Development Inclusivity and Accountability (CMEDIA) project.

During the training, selected students from these institutions will be taught how to effectively report on issues within their localities to enable them to draw the attention of government and other critical stakeholders to these issues. The training is a direct response of WSCIJ to findings that many news stories focus on the government at the centre, neglecting the state and local governments. The selected students will participate in the training, receive mentorship, and be provided with stipends to pursue stories in their localities.

The Collaborative Media Engagement for Development, Inclusivity, and Accountability (CMEDIA) is a multi-level intervention for media independence and government accountability by the WSCIJ. CMEDIA, which is supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is working through 26 partner organizations to improve public awareness and the ecosystem for transparency, accountability, and good governance and amplify marginalized voices, especially at the state and local government levels and the private sector.

Interested applicants must be in their second year (ND II or 200-Level) and above enrolled in a Mass Communication or Journalism programme, Applicants living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Friday, October 27, 2023.

Qualified and interested students should complete the Application Form.