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.

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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
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Aro Leonard is a development communications and broadcast expert. He was Head of External Relations at BBC Media Action Nigeria, managing a team to maintain the organisation’s unique selling point. With one of the richest media contact base and goodwill in Nigeria, he could be your "to-go person" for development media and media relations.

As part of the office’s leadership team, Aro played key roles in all business development - proposal, design, implementation and review processes adding value for money strategies, leading to higher success rate. As Head of Media Development (2009-2011), Aro was responsible for designing and delivering all capacity building activities and acted as Project Lead where he interfaced with donors and development partners on Governance, Health and Resilience projects.

From 2005-2008, He produced the award-winning youth reproductive health magazine show “Flava” and the largest HIV Spots campaign in Africa. He also produced environment and climate change output and was Music Producer on the epic HIV focused TV series “Wetin Dey?”

Aro previously worked as a producer with Aso Radio and Internews Network (USAID funded INGO) where he designed and produced Just Jisting - a ground breaking youth talk show that opened up the air space to engaging discussions on reproductive health issues. In 1999 Aro founded Kleverest Scenta - Nigeria’s foremost media volunteer scheme which has produced achievers in various fields. He founded the ‘Kleverest Scenta’ pages which over the years has been a source of development information and career guidance. He is an Environmental and Resources Planner, a music composer, and a sound reinforcement instructor. 

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