Media Trust Limited (MTL), publishers of Daily Trust and other titles, and owner of the Trust TV, is deepening business and agriculture reporting with the training of reporters on doing more impactful stories.
Speaking at the opening session of three-day business reporting training in Abuja, the acting Chief Executive Officer of MTL, Malam Nura Daura, said the training was apt to help business reporting by raising the capacity of reporters so that the newspaper can compete more with others in business reportage.
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“The agric and business reporting training is not a coincidence at Daily Trust,” he said, as he urged the participants to make the best of the opportunity to improve on their reporting skills with the crop of facilitators at the training.
Daura also lauded the MacArthur Foundation for supporting the training as well as the Daily Trust Foundation for facilitating the training, noting that, “There is no better privilege one can have than to have this training regularly, and that is why I want to thank MacArthur Foundation.”
In his remarks, the Editor-In-Chief, Malam Naziru Mikailu, said, “We want to see the training in practical terms; we want to see improvement.”
Malam Mikailu said the newspaper is shifting from the dominating politics reporting to a much more professional business reporting narrative, and that reporters are being primed to deliver on this.
“Let’s try and take the opportunity and listen to the facilitators as they are very experienced,” he said.
The Managing Editor, Ms Stella Iyaji, said the training is beyond an academic exercise, and charged participants to internalise the training to meet the expectations of the company in transforming business reporting.
The Consulting Business Editor, Mr Vincent Nwamma, tasked reporters at the training to develop skills on doing differently what they have been doing, noting that adding value to business and agric reports is the best way to deliver impactful stories.