WIMDI trains female journalists on strategies to foster digital platforms

Women in Media Development Initiative (WIMDI) has trained female journalists on strategies that will help make gender issues more critical in reportage, presentation and digital platforms.

The founder of WIMDI, Omolara Olademiji, explained that participants were at the end of the training expected to be more proficient in amplifying gender issues, and at the same time usher in storytelling that influences and inspires on a global scale.

Also, the Director of WIMDI and Station Manager, Hot FM 98.3, Rita Eghujovbo, the training with theme: “Mainstreaming Gender in Media Reportage and Digital Messaging”, is focused on strategies that will help make gender issues more critical in reportage, presentation and digital platforms.

She said women in the media must mentor others because is not enough for you to know, share the knowledge and your mentees will in turn share it with others and before you know what is happening, it will spread.

On her part, Assistant Director, Voice of Nigeria, Rafat Salami, said the training gives women in the media an opportunity to learn about technology that can enhance their work output.

She said technology skill has nothing to do with gender, it’s interest and training. So as women, we must open our hearts to new technology knowing that it will help us do our jobs better and be better journalists.

She said on avenues available for women to explore there are a lot of journalism training institutes and schools, whose curricula are outdated because the journalism we knew five years ago is not the journalism of today.

She said with technology, a female journalist can juggle her job and still keep her family happy. With technology, the job can be done faster and delivered more efficient.