Parallel Facts, Nigeria’s leading online news media, has begun an initiative, christened Parallel Fact Media Campus Cohort 2.1, to train college writers in journalism and give them hands-on experience in the media space.
In a recent chat, the editor-in-chief of Parallel Facts said that the goal is to train 100 students studying journalism, related courses, or those with a passion for writing across 20 tertiary institutions nationwide. He said this program will equip them with media experience while still in school, thereby eliminating the bad syndrome of only focusing on the theoretical aspect of journalism.
He added that at Parallel Facts, they want to catch them young and empower them while they study.
The Media cohort will allow college students to join the team of reporters and writers at Parallel Fact and cover stories that matter to their campuses and communities. The stories that go beyond the reach of the big media houses will reflect the voice and perspective of the students and the common man.
The platform will also provide training in journalism and a writing guide that aligns with the values and ethos of Parallel Facts. The students will receive feedback from the editors at Parallel Facts and have the opportunity to feature their personal content on the platforms.
The initiative was launched today, July 29, 2023, and is open to all college students who love journalism and writing. The students will need to fill out an online form and send a sample of their writing to apply. Also, Graduates and Non-students can apply even without experience; all that is required is the participant’s commitment. The Editor-in-chief echoed.
The editor-in-chief urged interested students to apply for the program as soon as possible, as there are limited slots available. The entire team looks forward to working with the next generation of journalists and writers who will uphold the values and vision of Parallel Facts.
He also expressed hope that this program will inspire more students to pursue journalism as a career and contribute to the development of the media industry in Nigeria.
This is a chance for college students to hone their skills, build their portfolios, and make an impact on society. They will also get to work with a media company that gives them the power to speak up and make a difference.
To apply for the Parallel Fact Media Campus Cohort, visit http://bit.ly/PF-media-cohort.