The training of journalists by the Daily Trust Foundation is setting the stage for the transition to multimedia reporting, the Adamawa State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Umar Garba Pella has said.
Dr Pella said this yesterday in Yola at the opening of a three-day training session on MultiMedia Journalism for journalists in the North East organised by Daily Trust Foundation in collaboration with Mac Arthur Foundation.
The commissioner noted the challenges facing journalists in the era of social media and citizen journalism where people uploaded all manners of content for public consumption. He said journalists must take up the challenge by keeping abreast with the current development in communication technology.
Commending the Foundation for equipping journalists with multimedia skills, Dr. Pella described the training workshop as timely, calling on participants to utilise the opportunity to update their professional knowledge.
He congratulated participants drawn from across the North East region, saying the massive infrastructure put in place by the present administration of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri is making life easier for Adamawa residents and visitors alike.
In his remarks, the Programme Director, Daily Trust Foundation, Dr Theophilus Abbah, said the foundation had engaged in capacity building for journalists across platforms as well provided assistance for internally displaced persons.
“Daily Trust Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust titles, offline and online. Among its several activities, the Foundation is engaged in capacity building for journalists across platforms, with support from MacArthur Foundation,” Dr. Abbah stated.