Many do not know that interviewing a celebrity, politician, or a random person on the street involves more than just carrying a microphone or a camera.
This was the reason MHNG, Nigeria's network of leading media professionals in conjunction with the School of Media and Communication of the Pan Atlantic University organized a one day workshop for journalists and media professionals titled The Art of Interviewing. This training took place on Tuesday 23, May, 2017.
The convener of the media initiative and the CEO of Urban 10 Hub Limited, Miss Rosemary Egabor, stated that the training was important because interviews are used to expand upon the basic “who, what, where, how, when and why” of news gathering in whatever beat a journalist may cover, and it is the information gathered and dispersed that the public relies and acts on.
According to her, the workshop was a response to the need of the Nigerian media for capacity building to make it respond to global best practices and serve the needs of an emerging economy like Nigeria.
On his part, the dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya, applauded the initiative. He indicated that it aligned very much with the school’s mission of providing training for media professionals to enable them pursue their calling of service to human cultures with a sense of creativity, skill, knowledge and values.
Twenty-five Journalists drawn from different media houses were nominated to attend the workshop, which was fully sponsored by the MHNG Network. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Obiaya and Dr. Joseph Bel-Molokwu.
The MHNG Network was founded by Urban 10 Hub Limited, one of Nigeria’s growing PR companies, in 2016.
The primary goal of the MHNG is to promote professionalism in the media through journalism network programmes that bring together professionals from across all media platforms to network, debate and engage with national and global issues that are of importance to the Nigerian media industry.
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