In today’s media and news environments, journalists are expected to incorporate a wide range of professional skills into their daily work. J-Hub partners offer a week-long workshop that introduces participants to both key trends in online and mobile journalism and provides practical introductory skills in the areas of online research, multimedia editing, photo journalism, and use of real-time/social media tools. Workshop activities include brief lectures/tutorials, individual and collaborative exercises, field research, and reflexive processing sessions in a game-based format.
Ambitious in scope, it is designed to enable participants from a wide range of professional backgrounds to effectively employ digital media tools in their work. Experienced facilitators take participants through all stages of digital media production and cover the entire journalistic workflow.
The workshop provides every participant with a comprehensive reader including all texts and worksheets used throughout the workshop. Featuring current research and policy perspectives on key approaches to eco-journalism, the reader is also made available in an online version.
The state-of-the-art electronic publishing platform provided by J-Hub core partner Sourcefabric facilitates the editing and remixing of this content to support the production of follow-up materials for distribution/use in the media and news organizations of workshop participants. A representative from Sourcefabric will be present throughout the workshop to incorporate concrete suggestions on how to a) upgrade newsrooms in terms of online and mobile journalism and b) optimize newsroom workflows to improve eco-journalistic coverage. Sourcefabric provides free software tools and platforms and has extensive experience in working with a wide variety of media organizations.
Date : Tuesday 13th – 16th March, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: Co-creation Hub, 6th Floor, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria