Google embarks on data skills training in Nigeria
Search giant Google plans to help a select few Nigerian journalists understand online data tools to assist them with compiling their content.
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, communication and public affairs manager, Google Anglophone West Africa, has said that the journalists are planned to attend an outreach event, scheduled for June 4, which is planned to help train the media workers.
At the event, the journalists are expected to undergo training on how to use Google fusion tables, forms and spreadsheets, advanced search, maps and crowdsourcing with social media.
Ogunlade said the number of participants at the training would be reduced to 50 attendees in a bid to ensure easier access to resources and facilitators.
"This means that after registration, there would be a random short-listing phase where we cut down the number of participants to 50,” said Ogunlade.
"Secondly, because the training this time is a lot more intense, attendees must attend all the three classes to qualify for certification. The reason is that we want everyone who attends to have a good grasp of the tools," he said.
Ogunlade said the 2013 edition of the training is further expected to include sessions with application software developers who have worked closely with journalists at various media houses.
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