As part of the academic requirements of tertiary students in their third year, Ghana’s premiere institution in communication, the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) for the first time has launched its online news writing portal to give tuition to students in online journalism.
GIJ, established by Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on October 16, 1959 trains a patriotic cadre corps of journalists to play an effective role in the emancipation of the African continent.
After decades of producing some of the finest communicators in journalism and public relations in Ghana and across the world, the 2016/2017 workshop seems to be an impression of the new don on GIJ.
Dubbed GIJ Online, the portal has been set out as a subdomain of the institution’s prime domain with the web address, www.gijonlinenews.com, to expose students to the use of new media among other training slots made available.
The internship programme which commenced Monday, June 6, will see students writing news stories on various sectors in the country and across international boundaries. The platform among other interests will feed the public with captivating, educative, social and entertaining stories.
The inaugural programme is slated to last for the entirety of the institution’s existence to reckon with its radio and newspaper facets to keep stakeholders (students) busy and get them geared towards their potential careers in communication.
By: Derrick Amo Offei / Mateko Azu