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I-79 Media Consults

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I-79 Media Consults is a not-for-profit career hub in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, Nigeria that provides free training and advisory to campus journalists in Nigeria.

Through online and onsite events, I-79 Media Consults provides resources, award opportunities and solutions to media practitioners.[1]. In 2020, Nigeria Health Watch lauded I-79 Media Consults for leveraging social media to provide timely training to journalists on COVID-19 and health reporting[2].

In April 2020, I-79 Media Consults trained more than 400 campus journalists from Nigeria and the Republique du Benin on The Dynamics of Journalism in the 21st Century: reporting and fact-checking [3][4]. In May 2020, I-79 Media Consults also partnered with two-time Amazon bestseller, Michael Jacob; media scholar, Jonathan Olajide and fact-checker with Dubawa - Nigeria's first verification and fact-checking platform - Ibrahim Alawode to train even more campus journalists on Ethical Considerations in Online/Digital Journalism, Developmental Journalism in the Face of Nigeria's Socio-Economic Challenges and Challenges of Investigative Journalism in the Present Day Nigeria [5]

The work of I-79 Media Consult in Solutions Journalism in Nigeria has enjoyed recognition from other national and international media houses, including Fetisov Charitable Foundation[6] and Media Career Development Network. [7]


  1. "The ecstasy of not doing things". Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  2. "How virtual training shaped COVID-19 reporting in Nigeria". Nigeria Health Watch. 2020-09-08. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  3. "Media firm trains campus journalists on reporting". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2020-05-27. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  4. "400 campus journalists trained in reporting, fact-checking". Tribune Online. 2020-05-07. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  5. "Develop Nigeria with investigative journalism, experts urge campus journalists". Tribune Online. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  6. "Fetisov Journalism Awards". Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  7. Media Career Development Network (January 2021). "NIGERIA MEDIA CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2020" (PDF). Nigeria Media Capacity Development Report 2020.

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