Business A.M., one of the leading business publications in Nigeria, organized a two-day in-house training for its editorial staff on Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25.
The training programme which took place at the head office of the organization in Lagos, was aimed at familiarizing the editorial staff with real-time skills required for achieving goals in a tech-based media world.
Lead resource person, Dr. Chinenye Nwabueze, provided basic drills on business news writing which was a practical session on how to identify story-rich areas and squeeze out news stories that fit the vision of the publication.
Nwabueze who is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication, journalist, blogger and YouTuber, handled the morning and afternoon sessions on Monday.
The sessions were very interactive as the journalists asked pertinent questions on how to excel in the line of duty.
Media consultant, journalist and policy analyst, Dr. Olukayode Oyeleye, took charge of the evening session with an interesting discourse on the relevance of the business reporter in a competitive, tech-driven media sector.
Oyeleye who is also the back page columnist of Business A.M. newspaper responded to questions from the journalists on how they could build a successful career in the specialized area of business journalism.
The second day of the training was basically to acquaint the journalists on the inclusion of a YouTube channel to the stable of Business A.M. which also has a thriving website.
Nwabueze handled the morning session with a recap of the news writing skills for business news platforms and a lecture on video content creation for the publication’s YouTube channel.
Phillip Isakpa, Founder and CEO of Business A.M handled the second session where he spoke on the need to adhere the house style of the establishment while writing stories to be published on the platform.
Isakpa also stressed the need for the use of intelligence in writing interpretative contents for Business A.M which would stand the publication out among others.
The training session recorded huge success as the participants showed improved knowledge of business reporting environment and real-time skills on how to report through a multi-media platform such as Business A.M.