Stallion Times Train Kogi Journalists on Investigative Reports

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The Stallion Times has called on journalists in Kogi state to step up their game and ensure accountability, probity and transparency among state and non-state actors.

Speaking at a two-day training workshop on investigative journalism in Lokoja on Wednesday, the Project Coordinator, Isyaku Ahmed urged newsmen to get involved and focus on unearthing under-reported issues in the state.

He explained that the training was designed to teach participants on how to gather data and present evidence to expose rights abuses, corruption and sharp practices in the society.

A practising journalist and lecturer, Idris Muhammed, trained media men on data driven and presentation in investigative reports.

Idris harped on courage, good research skills, clarity of presentation, fairness, balanced reporting, strong ethics, determination and patience as necessities for a good investigative journalist.

He added that an investigative journalist must be able to list and prioritize and analyse concerns as well as list source of the story.

In a goodwill message, the Chairman of the Kogi state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza, commended Stallion Times and MacArthur Foundation for organising the training.

He noted that the training has, over time, increased the knowledge of Journalists in the state on investigative reporting.

The training deployed up-to-date modules to equip journalists with key skills and techniques used in investigative reporting.

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