Campus Reporter of The CJID Trains 30 Campus Journalists On Data Journalism

The Campus Reporter Project of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) has commenced data journalism training for campus journalists. The project has selected thirty (30) successful applicants from over two hundred and twenty (220) applications submitted by campus journalists across Nigeria.

The training program began on Saturday, 15 April and will run for six weeks, with six sessions scheduled between 15 April and 27 May 2023.

Facilitated by Kehinde Ogunyale, the training will introduce campus journalists to data journalism and help simplify the application and visualisation of data in storytelling. They would also be taught how to source data, extract critical information for quality reportage and apply data visualisation tools to produce cutting-edge stories. 

The facilitator, Kehinde Ogunyale, is an alumnus of the Campus Reporter Network and a climate and data journalist with over four years of experience working across several media platforms in Nigeria and international media. Mr Ogunyale tells stories with visualisation and infographics and works with tools like Flourish, Datawrapper, Piktochart, Infographic, Canva, Figma etc. He is a fellow with Civic Hive, AIJC, ICIR-OCRP, and Climate Tracker, among others.

Towards applying the new skills, the campus journalists will be awarded story grants to produce data stories from issues in their immediate communities. More on the impact of the training can be found here.


Busola Ajibola

Deputy Director, CJID