Editors and senior staff members of New Times Corporation (NTC) yesterday begun participating in a training session aimed at upgrading their skills in multi-media journalism.
The session is part of a series of trainings under an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and multi-media training project for staff of the corporation as part of measures to enhance its operations
Sponsored by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) under its Skills Development Fund (SDF), the training project is also aimed at enhancing the capacity of the staff to support the corporation in delivering on its mandate.
It forms part of the corporation’s efforts toward diversifying its operations to become a preferred brand in the multi-media industry.
As part of the training, the editors would be trained in the use of some of the advanced technologies in multimedia journalism.
Among other objectives, the four month training project has the aim of creating the platform for the deployment of advanced technology and skills for enhanced production activities.
In addition, the diversification move is to ensure that the corporation served its clients more effectively and efficiently while it executes its mandate of publishing and dissemination information on national issues to the public to aid national development.
More than 80 journalists and production staff of the corporation are benefiting from the ICT training that equips them with working skills on modern technology in their respective fields, to enable them to work more efficiently.
The beneficiary departments include Adverts, Editorial, Page Designing, IT and Online sections.
The SDF sponsorship involved the provision of a grant to support the corporation for the introduction of new technologies and innovations for best business practices.
It is in line with the SDF’s policy of aiding institutions to secure skill and technology to improve their capacity for enhanced productivity and to ultimately support national development.
By Edmund Mingle