MTN, Pan-Atlantic varsity announce second edition of Media Innovation Programme

MTN Nigeria Communications and Pan-Atlantic University (PAU)have called for application for the second edition of Media Innovation Programme (MIP). The programme was launched in 2022 to support media practitioners and promote understanding of the rapidly changing media landscape.

The six-month fully funded certificate fellowship includes a study visit to the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and an innovation hub to incubate ideas. It is open to media practitioners across print, electronic, online platforms and social media content creators.

Commenting on the impact of the programme, MTN Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, said: “The media is a crucial contributor to a thriving nation. Enhancing their skillset will benefit society at large. Through the MIP, we want to continue empowering media practitioners. Enabling them to report at an elevated level, combining innovation with solution-oriented media practice to benefit their readers.”

Vice chancellor, PAU, Prof Enase Okonedo, said: “At PAU, we provide training that will enable our students uphold the highest intellectual and ethical values in their professional and everyday endeavours. The MTN MIP is a melting pot of sessions and discussions promoting creative thinking, technology-forward practices, and honesty that enable participants to continue practising with journalistic integrity.”

Following a review of applications, 20 professionals will join the 2023 MIP cohort. The multifaceted programme will give them a unique opportunity to explore Nigeria’s technology sector and the nexus between media and technology. It will also equip them with skills to adapt to the nation’s changing realities.

Fellows will also have access to professional resources and mentorship from PAU’s erudite faculty. Interested journalists and bloggers can apply for the programme on the MTN designated website.

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