Folio Media & Creative Academy (FMCA), a training program by Folio Media Group (FMG), has announced plans for a three-day Critical Media Practice Workshop in partnership with the African Institute of Public Policy (AIPP). The program, sponsored by Dangote Group and by Midwestern Oil & Gas, is planned to rotate among Nigeria’s geopolitical zones and begins with the Southeast and South-south zones.
60 journalists will be selected to be trained for three days, from December 16 to December 18, at the FMCA/AIPP Academy, Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North LGA, Delta State.
FMCA/AIPP PRESENTS: A 3-Day CRITICAL MEDIA PRACTICE WORKSHOP
Dates: Wednesday, December 16, to Friday, December 18, 2020.
Venue: FMCA/AIPP Academy, Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North LGA, Delta State.
- Prof. Sylvester Monye
- Chief Ray Ekpu
- Gbemiga Ogunleye
- Prof. Tony Afejuku
Each session will be followed by a practical exercise.
Areas of Focus
- Convergence journalism
- Multimedia skills
- Content creation as revenue stream
- Digital journalism
- The place and power of visual media
- Social media journalism
- Video storytelling for social media
- Viral marketing
- Generating income from social media
- Public Relations & advertising
- Brand positioning
- Media evaluation
- Performance management
HOW TO ATTEND
Folio Nigeria, a subsidiary of Folio Media Group, is offering five slots for journalists. To be nominated to attend, Tweet this post, tag @folionigeria, and say what you believe is lacking in the Nigerian media industry and how you can do your part to fill that gap in the future.
Otosirieze Obi-Young is a Nigerian writer, editor, journalist, and curator. As Editor of Folio Nigeria, he profiles innovators and facilitators in culture: business, art, photography, music, activism, health, food. He has extensive experience working in the African literary scene. He is currently the chair of judges for The Gerald Kraak Prize, for African storytellers exploring social justice, sexuality, and gender, and he was a judge for The Morland Scholarship. He was an editor at 14, Nigeria's first queer art collective, and Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. From late 2016 to early 2020, he led the transformation of the literary blog Brittle Paper to a standard platform, creating and administering The Brittle Paper Awards, the first by an African publication. His work in queer visibility advocacy has been profiled in Literary Hub. In 2019, he won the inaugural The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature. In 2020, he was named among "The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians" by Avance Media. He completed a collection of short stories in 2016 and his novel in 2020. He has an MA in African studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. From 2017 to 2018, he taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him on otosirieze.com or on Twitter & Insta: @otosirieze.