The training was designed as a follow-up in depth workshop for the Building Digital Capacity Part I which was conducted April 2019 in Abuja. The workshop aimed at defining transferable skills for a digital future by demonstrating to participants how they can work to address the human and technical capacity challenges in media by enhancing digital skills. This training emphasized utilizing digital platforms and social media in disseminating and enhancing information and news coverage to increase the VOA affiliates audiences.
The trainer, Chioma Agwuegbo, took the participants through key areas in building their digital capacity such as Classification/Categorisation of Social Media (Social Networking Sites, Social Review Sites, Image Sharing Sites, Video Hosting Sites, Community Blogs, Discussion Sites) and how to maximize the use of key social media and other digital media platforms in spotting fake news and authenticating information.
Training Outline covered: Characterization & Elements of Social Media (Chioma), Writing for Social Media: Things to Note (Chioma), Fact-checking Social Media Content (Chioma + Sani Mohammed), Distributing Content on Social Media – Facebook (Chioma), Building a personal brand via social media (Chioma), Distributing Content on Social Media – YouTube, WhatsApp & Instagram (Chioma), GenderSensitive Reporting via Social Media (Chioma), Media Ethics and the VOA Firewall (Sani Mohammed), Building a Competitive Edge (Sani Mohammed), Media Branding (Muhammad Abba).