The Daily Trust Foundation, with support from MacArthur Foundation, has organized a workshop on news reporting, news writing, and copy-editing. The workshop which was held at the Daily Trust Foundation Training Hall began on Monday, April 26, 2021, and ended on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
The workshop was borne out of the need to deepen the reporter’s understanding of “News Writing and Copy-Editing” and the qualities of a good copy editor.
The facilitators included the former CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Media Trust Limited, Malam Mannir Dan Ali, who spoke on ‘Writing the Human-Interest Story;’ former Editor with The Guardian, Professor Abiodun Adeniyi, who spoke on ‘Introduction to News Reporting: Generating Story Ideas and Mapping Sources, and the Elements of News Writing,’ and Head of the Sub-Editing Desk, Daily Trust, Malam Idris Dan-Azumi, who spoke on ‘Copy-Editing: Introduction to Daily Trust Style Guide.’
Other facilitators included Daily Trust’s Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Media Trust Limited, Barrister Bala Kabir, who spoke on the ‘Legal and Ethical Issues in News Reporting’; Head Digital, Daily Trust Online, Muhammad K. Muhammad, who spoke on ‘Writing for Online;’ former Deputy Editor, Daily Trust, Malam Abdullahi Idris, who spoke on ‘Principles and Practice of Copy-Editing,’ and the Director of the Daily Trust Foundation, Dr. Theophilus Abbah, who spoke on ‘Basic English for Journalists’.
There were 27 journalists from different media present at this workshop. They included journalists from Daily Trust, Blueprint, Peoples Daily, NatureNews, HumAngle, The Authority, Daily Nigerian, National Accord, Connected Development, and the Nigerian Television Authority.
Below is a short video of the training: