Orodata Science Selects 8 Journalists for ADH Community Journalism Fellowship Cohort II – TechEconomy Nigeria

Orodata Sciences is delighted to announce the winners and the start of the second cohort of the ADH Community Journalism Fellowship program.

The objective of the 3-month program is to improve media capacity to advance media coverage of under-reported issues in local communities across Nigeria using technology, focusing on potential solutions with impact sustainability on the effective delivery of public services, local development and improved quality of life. .

The first fellowship is a mindful and interactive learning and development experience that allows participants to gain new knowledge about data analytics for journalism, geospatial analysis and remote sensing, community project monitoring and more Again.

The fellowship also provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, access to a larger network of professionals, and facilitated mentorship.

“With each cohort, the fellowship builds the capacity of local newsrooms to report effectively using data-backed evidence. By building the skills of these exceptional people who often work in difficult circumstances, we want to help improve their work to strengthen their communities,” said Blaise Aboh, Global Head of Fellowship. “With these new skills, fellows can use new forms of digital storytelling to ensure their stories are amplified, reach new audiences, and stay afloat long enough for decision-makers to pay attention.”

The programme’s first cohort of 8 fellows, 4 men and 4 women, continued to produce excellent work, which has now been scaled up to reach over 2 million people, and has pushed the government to act on the results. .

Each cohort is selected through a rigorous process and from a large pool of candidates. Applicants present their story idea emphasizing how it relates to the program’s thematic area, and decisions are made based on which presentations meet the program’s selection criteria. Candidates interested in participating in the 3rd cohort should prepare for another call in two months.

The ADH Community Journalism Fellowship (ACJF) is an initiative of Orodata Sciences as it continues to deliver on its promise to enable equitable access to information and knowledge towards solutions that impact the lives of millions.

The program is supported by Africa Data Hub, a reliable and up-to-date source of data on the African continent that promotes quality access to information and data-driven journalism to facilitate evidence-based decision-making.

Meet the ADH Community Journalism Fellows!

Fasilat Oluwuyi

Fasilat Oluwuyi is a Nigeria-based freelance journalist with over five years of experience in print and online media. His rich experience spans editing, writing and content creation.

She is an experienced journalist with a demonstrated track record of working in the media production industry. Skills in magazine, publishing, journalism, media relations and digital media. Media and Communications Professional with a National Diploma, National Higher Diploma focused on Mass Communications from Mashood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta.

Blessing Oladunjoye

Oladunjoye Blessing – ADH Community Journalism Fellowship Cohort II

Blessing Oladunjoye is an award-winning journalist and editor of BONews Service, a development news platform that leverages technology to promote issues of women, people with disabilities and children.

Blessing is based in Lagos; Nigeria and her work revolves around gender and social inclusion. In March 2022, she received an Impact Award from the European Union in Nigeria, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to advancing the rights and access to justice for women with disabilities, through inclusive journalism. She is one of the 2022 Solutions Journalism African Fellows of the Solutions Journalism Network, where she reports on initiatives that address social issues.

Daniel Adji

Daniel Adaji – ADH II Community Journalism Fellowship

Daniel Adaji is a journalist, researcher and data analyst at The Insight. He holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Makurdi University of Agriculture and has completed several trainings and workshops related to new media. He is a member of several professional bodies, including the Nigerian Factcheckers’ Coalition. As a journalist, he has produced and published several human-angled stories touching on health, gender, climate change, agriculture and finance.

Daniel has authored and contributed to research articles in local and international academic journals.

Daniel works in The Insight’s Office of Investigation and FactCheck and has brought several innovations that have helped move the News platform beyond traditional media.

Nkechi Macaulay

Nkechi Macaulay

Nkechi Macaulay is a seasoned multimedia journalist with over 13 years of experience at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, an advocate for adolescent reproductive health rights trained by Marie Stopes international with a particular focus on male reproductive health rights and boys.

She is also the founder of the Boyslivesmatter Foundation, an organization designed to raise awareness of Boychild sexual abuse and to educate boys on comprehensive sex education.

She is also a workplace trainer on sexual harassment in the media and churches. She helps create policies on sexual harassment, allowing a platform for staff to air their grievances and providing access to seek advice from a behavioral therapist.

Ugonna Agu

Ugonaa Agu

Ugonna is a graduate in Mass Communication from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She has worked with Radio Nigeria as a journalist for 10 years now and has been reporting, reporting on the paramilitaries, and has an interest in investigative journalism as it relates to the gender base.

She has completed various online and real-time trainings with different media organizations including the Reuters Institute and the Light Center for Journalism in America.

patrick obia

Patrick Obia - ADH II Community Journalism Fellowship

Patrick Obia is an investigative journalist, photojournalist, director of photography, video editor and also assistant editor at Cross River Watch. He was a member of the Civil Media Lab and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Cross River State University.

NTIEDO EKOTT

Ntiedo Ekott - ADH II Community Journalism Fellowship Cohort

Ntiedo holds a postgraduate degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Uyo University and the University of Port Harcourt respectively.

He is a researcher with more than five years of experience in data journalism, research and project management, and a journalist at the Center for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), formerly Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism. He works in the organization’s agricultural development office. He hosts CJID’s weekly newsletter titled “Agric Digits”, which provides a brief summary of important figures in the Nigerian agricultural sector.

Elijah Akoji

Elijah AkojiI - ADH II Community Journalism Fellowship

Elijah is a graduate in mass communication from Bayero University in Kano, with over 4 years of experience in investigative reporting on open contract reporting (OCR) with the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) , climate reporting, as well as the Grassroots News Project in the North West and part of the North East.

Elijah has been a freelance investigative reporter for a few media outlets in Nigeria and focuses on reporting on budget review, procurement fraud, climate change issues and raising awareness of rural and local orientation.

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