WORLD SPEECH DAY LAGOS IKEJA – 15th March 2017

WORLD SPEECH DAY LAGOS IKEJA – 15th March 2017 Time: 10am – 1pm World Speech Day is dedicated to celebrating speeches, speech making and raising ideas. There will be a host of live speaking events, taking place across the world on the same Day. These events may be small and local, or large and global. They could be at a school in London, or a church in Mexico, at an Agency in Nigeria, or at…

Pictures from the meeting between His majesty the Ooni of Ife and the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. W. Stuart Symington in Lagos.

Pic 1:  (L-R)  HRM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, meets U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington during the traditional ruler’s courtesy call in Lagos on February 24, 2017.  Pic 2: (L-R) U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington receives an Ife bronze head from HRM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, at a courtesy call in the Lagos residence of the U.S. Consul General on February 24, 2017.

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in March

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in March. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Persephone Miel Fellowship Deadline: March 1 Non-U.S. journalists hoping to report on a global crisis that is going underreported in the American media can apply for this US$5,000 travel grant, offered by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Women journalists…

BBC hosts Africa Journalism contest.

Professional journalists with three to 10 years of experience can compete for this award. The BBC is seeking individuals living and working in Africa, who combine strong journalism skills, on air flair and an exceptional talent in telling African stories for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. The winner will receive a three-month training and development opportunity with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2017. The BBC will cover travel, accomodations and visa expenses, in addition to providing GBP2,000 per…

Nominations open for Knight International Journalism Awards [Worldwide]

Groundbreaking journalists can be nominated for an award. The International Center for Journalists seeks nominations for the Knight International Journalism Awards. The awards are designed to honor journalists who have, through pioneering work or technological innovation, produced quality news and information that has made a significant impact on the lives of people in the developing world. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. The award reflects the mission of ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships,…

CNN Journalist Award Winner Arukaino SMC

SMC is playing a big role in professionalizing the media and the MHNG Network is privileged to be part of this vision. In this video Arukaino Umukoro speaks on the need to acquire more knowledge in the areas of the media. He holds a masters degree in Media & Communication from the school of Media & Communication, Pan-Atlantic University and a CNN  Journalist award winner.

The top 3 ethical challenges journalists will face in 2017

A new report by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) examines the challenges faced by journalists in a “post-truth era,” in which facts and informed opinion have arguably taken a backseat to propaganda and misinformation. The report, made up of a series of essays by journalists and academics, offers snapshots of the challenges faced by media around the world. Some of the principal challenges identified by the report include the following: How to report more responsibly on…

Female journalists of all nationalities can apply for this grant.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the third round of the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. Possible projects include exposing under reported but critical global issues; challenging traditional media narratives; developing field-based expertise and strengthening careers; pursuing training and leadership opportunities; and launching entrepreneurial news projects or acquiring the skill to do so. Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience. Teams of journalists may apply, however the…

How journalists can debunk false facts on their own

  In the post-truth era where facts are often manipulated or just plain made up, a wide range of fact-checking organizations have sprung up around the world. Fact-checkers typically use data, photos, crowdsourcing and other techniques when working to verify something. I would like to suggest an additional tool in the truth-seeker’s toolbox: reductio as absurdum — assume the claim is true, and follow it to see where you end up. Besides challenging false claims,…

Photojournalism contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Professional photojournalists ages 18 to 34 from around the world can compete in this contest. Information agency Rossiya Segodnya and the Russian Commission for UNESCO are organizing an international photojournalism contest in honor of Russian journalist Andrew Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine in August 2014. Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 12 photographs. The contest categories include top news, sports, portraits and more. Photographs must have been taken after Jan. 1, 2016. The prizes consist…

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