How to be a MoJo and connect with people

On 10 October 2015, Mr Hakeem Bello, a former editor of the (original) Daily Times, a fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and communications adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, turned 50, and used the occasion to sponsor the training of 50 journalists in recharging their reporting by The Journalism Clinic.

Bello: Promoting journalism excellence

Another 10 October is around the corner, and Bello has again turned to The Journalism Clinic to help recharge the reporting of, you guessed right, 51 journalists.

This time around, the selected journalists — and you will see presently how the selection will be done— will not only learn how to put people first in their reporting but also how to become mobile journalists, using their smartphones and other digital devices in newsgathering, and engaging with their communities and audiences.

If you are an entry-/mid-level journalist or a final year student of mass communication/journalism in any approved Nigerian monotechnic/polytechnic/university, or a blogger, then you can be part of this one-day training to be held at The Hub, 2 Anifowose Close, off Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday, 10 October, from 9am sharp.

All you need do is watch the video below and enter a 51–word report in this form, on or before midnight (Nigerian Time) of Friday, 7 October. That’s all.

If you are not interested nor qualified, but know someone who should be there, please share the link to this article.

Let’s do it again, shall we?

Rwandan journalist, Berna Namata capturing Ghalia Al Raisi, from Oman, on her smartphone, at the 2014 Thomson Foundation Convergence Course, in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Arthur Kunle Falayi