The Reportwomen! Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme (FRLP) is aimed at empowering female reporters with the skills, finesse, support and tools to take bold steps that help position them for the highest leadership roles in their media houses.
The programme, an initiative of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, supported by Free Press Unlimited, commenced in June 2017. It intends to contribute to the mobilisation of a network of female reporters oriented for leadership, who can mainstream gender in news reports. The pilot project is a fellowship.
Through the Report Women project, which commenced in 2014, WSCIJ has trained over eighty reporters across the country and commissioned thirty-one stories to improve the quantum and quality of reportage of girls and women issues in Nigeria.
The programme is designed to equip female journalists with the skills, finesse, support and tools to take bold steps that will help position them for the highest leadership positions in their various media houses. In addition to the overall objectives, the programme also mobilises a network of female journalists, who are oriented for leadership. In addition, it creates a train-the-trainer team who better appreciate the importance of mainstreaming gender in news. The exposure will entail a four-day training, three-month mentorship, two share-fairs and fellowship assignments.
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) invites applications from female Nigerian professional journalists (fulltime or freelancer) who have a passion for ethical journalism, are committed to excellent professional media practice, possess great ideas to lead dynamic improvements on the practice, and have at least three years’ experience in the newsroom, for the 2019 Female Reporters’ Leadership Fellowship.
TENTATIVE TRAINING DATES
2nd – 5th July 2019
4th June 2019