MTN builds capacity of online journalists

MTN, the leading telecommunications company in Ghana has organized a capacity building seminar for a cross section of the online media in Ghana at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

Veteran journalist Mr. Kwasi Gyan Appenteng, a resource person with rich experience treated a topic on Feature Writing and advised the media men and women who write for internet sites to do more research and come out with interesting news stories that can earn them money.

He noted that the digital space is very wide, hence the creators of news on the social media must work very hard to feed the millions of consumers worldwide.

Gyan Appenteng who is a media consultant as well as regular columnist of The Mirror newspaper urged the journalists to use the social media to effect positive change in the lives of Ghanaians such as attending functions late.

He cautioned online media men and women to be creative and have an Ideas Bank for storage of information and a source for information.

The experienced media practitioner thanked MTN for organizing the forum and prayed that it would be held frequently for Ghana to have a bunch of very good online reporters.

Maximus Ametorgoh CEO of Pop Out, another resource person talked about the advantages of the Social Media and noted that the world is changing very fast due to the internet and it is up to Ghanaian journalists to catch up and be abreast with modern trends.

He praised the participants who are all hooked on the social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, You Tube, WhatsApp and others, and instructed them to do news stories that can sell on the international market.

Gina Fiagbenu, an executive of MTN commended the participants and assured them that the forum would be organized frequently.

Participants who were drawn from the popular online Media houses in Ghana.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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