Journalism (Short Course)

  • by WABMA
  • Course level: Beginner
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update February 2, 2021

About Course

The practical aspects of Journalism are the main focus of our journalism courses. Direct experience is gained through internships with WABMA® partner radio/TV stations.


Our journalism courses are designed for:

  • Aspiring journalists and aspiring media/public relations officers
  • Working and mid-level career journalists who need to update their skills and knowledge with modern industry trends
  • Management-level journalists and media managers who need to make their media operations more profitable
  • Bloggers and current affairs content creators who need to learn the basics of journalism practice and earn income from it
  • Practitioners interested investigative reporting and documentary journalism
  • Anyone interested in development, gender and diversity journalism


The practical aspects of Journalism are the main focus of our journalism courses.  Direct experience is gained through internships with WABMA® partner radio/TV stations.

What will you learn?

Participants will learn:

– Journalism basics

– News gathering and processing

– Interview techniques

– Writing and Reporting Skills

– Use of English

– Fundamental concept of news

– News writing, editing and reporting

– Specialized reporting

  • Investigative reporting
  • Political reporting
  • Crises & conflict reporting
  • News documentaries
  • Gender & diversity reporting
  • Environmental reporting
  • Development journalism
  • Economic and Business Reporting

– Fact checking techniques & processes

– Use of perception and perspectives in news reporting

– Media Laws and Ethics

– Media & Society

– Public Relations vs. Journalism

– Use of ICT in journalism (Digital reporting)

– Current affairs & Commentary writing

– Editing fundamentals



Journalism courses are about 6 short and long courses.

(1): Short Course –  (1, 2 or 3 Days):

(2): Long Courses:

a. Basic – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

b. Intermediate – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

c. Advanced – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

Short Journalism Courses – (1, 2 or 3 Days):

– Documentary Journalism

– Development Journalism

– Investigative Journalism

– Fact Checking – techniques & processes

– Environment Journalism

– Gender and Diversity Journalism

Special Journalism Courses:

  • Setting up a thematic station – All News & Talk Station!
  • Improving revenues through News programming
  • Developing in-house News style
  • Practical Newsroom Management

Customized journalism trainings – available on demand.

Special Writing Courses:

  • Creative Writing
  • Features & Non-Fiction Writing
  • The Business of Writing: Earning Income through Writing

About the instructors

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Jika Attoh   Jika Attoh specializes in Broadcast training and management. He is a former news anchor at CHANNELS Television, Lagos and  former anchor KAAKAKI - award-winning Television interview programme. He is a Journalism trainer for the BBC World Service Trust (BBC MediaAction) in the EU-sponsored Nigerian Budget Monitoring Project /www.budgetmonitoringng.org/; and Consultant Media Trainer for ENABLE in Nigeria. Jika has a wide range of experience as: Member, Board of Directors, West Africa Democracy Radio, Dakar Senegal Deputy and Managing Director, Enugu State Broadcasting Service Radio & Television Executive Director, Lagoni Broadcast System CEO, BLAZE 91.5 FM, Anambra CEO, 105.5 COSMO FM, Enugu He is an alumnus of the universities of, Ife, Lagos (Nigeria) and Oxford (England).   Contact info: linkedin.com/in/jika-attoh-639a7313
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