The Nigeria LNG(NLNG) Limited has trained over 20 journalists in mobile and multimedia journalism during the 2023 edition of its annual “NLNGChangeYourStory” workshop for journalists, marking a significant step towards the future of journalism.
EnergyDay’s correspondent who was one of the participants at the workshop, confirmed that three days workshop by NLNG and anchored by The Journalism Clinic (a renowned institution in the field) focused on mobile and multimedia journalism.
Mr. Andy Odeh, the General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development at NLNG, in his remark during the last day of the workshop stated that the initiative was born out of a vision conceived in 2015, which is aimed at equipping journalists with the necessary tools and skills to navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital communication and social media.
He emphasised NLNG’s recognition of the significance of embracing new technologies and platforms to effectively convey stories that resonate with the Nigerian populace in today’s fast-paced digital age.
Mr. Odeh stated, “The driving force behind this workshop lies in our firm belief that our stakeholders are not just partners in our current success; they are an integral part of our journey towards greater heights.
” At Nigeria LNG, we understand that our growth and success are intricately linked to the growth and success of those around us. We aim to create a symbiotic relationship where both parties thrive together.”
He further elaborated on NLNG’s commitment to capacity building, expressing the Company’s profound belief in the immense potential of its stakeholders.
Recognising the pivotal role journalists play in shaping narratives and influencing public opinion, Odey said the NLNG is committed to empowering Nigerian journalists by providing the necessary skills to change their own stories and, consequently, shape the nation’s stories.
NLNG collaborated with renowned journalist Dan Mason and partnered with The Journalism Clinic, led by the esteemed Taiwo Obe.
During the training these experts shared their wealth of knowledge and experience and guided participants through the intricacies of digital communication and social media.
EnergyDay’s check showed that the first #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop was held in 2015, after which there was a hiatus.
According to the NLNG the annual workshop resumed in 2021 and since then, over 70 journalists have been trained, reinforcing their digital communication and social media competencies.
NLNG which is one of the world’s top suppliers of LNG and a major player in the global LNG business, affirmed that the NLNGChangeYourStory workshop has undoubtedly contributed to empowering journalists, equipping them with the skills needed to thrive in the evolving digital era.