IWD: WIMDI Trains Women In New Media Journalism

As part of the International Women’s Day celebration, a non profit organization, Women in Media Initiative WIMDI, has organised a one day Multimedia Journalism Master session for women in Media.

 The training session which was held at Denis Hotel in Abuja, had participants from various media organisations.

WIMDI Lead Team, Mrs Omolola Oladimeji and lead trainer Mr Samson Omale.

The Lead Team and organizer of WIMDi Mrs Omolola Oladimeji said the aim of the class is to promote excellence among women in media and also ensure that their stories are told and their voices heard.

According to her, the training session would help position women as spokespersons in their various fields thereby changing conversation on issues that fill headlines and assist, motivate, and promote excellence among members through consistent training.

Mrs Oladimeji also explained that  this could be achieved through media advocacy campaign, media monitoring for career development of women in media generally, creating original content, training women and girls to participate in media and a lot more.

On his part the Lead Trainer, Mr Samson Omale said new media (Multimedia) was taking over the contemporary Journalism practice and encouraged women to actively utilize the social media platforms to convey their messages across to their audience.

Participants from various media organization at the maiden edition of WIMDI dynamic women speak media class

He stressed that people are constantly on the move and looking for easiest and quickest means of getting breaking news or content through the use of their mobile devices on social media platforms.

Mr Omale charged women to avail themselves of opportunities so as to be actively involved in the New Media journalism to enhance productivity in their various fields.

Other invited guests at the Journalism Master Session were Zonal Director National Broadcasting Commission,(NBC) Mrs Franca Aiyetan and Director of Public Affairs Mrs Memuna Jimada of NBC.

Some participants who spoke with Kapital FM were appreciative and said they would put the knowledge acquired  from the training session into practice to enhance their overall performance at their work places.

Participants at WIMDI

WIMDI is a non profit progressive  women’s media organization the was founded in 2015.

The Theme for the the first edition of WIMDI dynamic women speak media class is “ Women in Media: Multimedia Journalism Master Session”.

BY: ENUWA OCHAI/ABUJA

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