Journalism Training on Girls’ Education

Sokoto, Nigeria

Workshop for 15 Nigerian journalists on education coverage. Two-day journalism workshop focused on education and general reporting. Presenters included Aliyu Mustafa, VOA; Dr. Ladi Adamu of Ahmedu Bello University and Sandy Ojikutu of USAID-Abuja.

Topics included “What is News,” “The Role of the Electronic Media in Covering Girls’ Education;” “Research,” “Ethics in Journalism,” and group exercises used on interviewing and accessing information about education in Nigeria. Dr. Ray Kirkland, director of the USAID Mission in Nigeria and Peter Claussen, the U.S. Embassy’s PAO, also addressed the journalists.