The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development has concluded plans to host the first West Africa journalism innovation Conference (WAjIC 23).
Scheduled for the 24th-26th of July 2023, the conference would be held at the prestigious Abuja Continental Hotel in the city of Abuja, Nigeria.
The Executive Director, CJID, Dr. Tobi Oluwatola in a statement said, the conference would bring together media professionals, technology experts, and industry leaders to explore groundbreaking ideas, foster collaboration, and drive innovation in the field of journalism.
WAJIC would also provide a platform for discussions on ways to explore innovation, technological models, and tools that can fortify journalism practice and its sustainability in West African democratic societies while upholding the principles of accuracy, truthfulness, verification, and utmost dedication to public purpose.
The conference, according to the statement, would feature insightful keynote speeches, engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities to facilitate meaningful connections and knowledge sharing among attendees,
CJID said, the event would showcase prominent speakers and thought leaders who are at the forefront of journalism and technology. Renowned journalists, media executives, and experts in the field will share their experiences and insights into the ever-evolving media landscape. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the industry.
It would also present a series of workshops and hands-on sessions, offering practical training and demonstrations on cutting-edge tools, techniques, and emerging technologies relevant to journalism. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts and explore innovative approaches in journalism.
The West Africa Journalism Innovation Conference will also provide a platform for journalists, media organizations, and technology companies to connect and foster partnerships. Attendees will have the chance to engage in meaningful discussions, share ideas, and explore potential collaborations that can transform the West African media landscape.