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London, United Kingdom
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Journalism has embraced the Digital Media and Social Media Networks! Nigeria has more than 160 million inhabitants, and of them:
- Over 50 million have access to the internet
- 90 million have a mobile phone
- 6 millions are on Facebook
- 1 million use Twitter
News media houses have realized that the power to effectively communicate their news today lies with the internet.
We cannot ignore the importance of Social Media Networks and blogs as important components of journalism and general dissemination of information. In fact it is a phenomenon that has assumed the momentum of a revolution in Journalism. They narrow the distance between journalists and the public. They encourage lively, immediate and spirited discussion. It’s in line with this trend that Seismonaut Africa is organizing a Seminar on “Social Media and 21st Century Journalism ’’ schedule to be held on the 21st and 22nd of February 2013.
21st Century Journalism and Social Media will explore how Social Media is changing the face of 21st century journalism and challenges of today's journalist as regards Social Media, the need to effectively utilize the Social Media platform in our desire to reach Nigerians with accurate news on time. It will also look at Social media as an effective tool in today's journalism, Different Social media platforms and how today’s journalist can effectively deploy them. Choosing the right social media platforms and how to use them for effective Journalism.
This is the first time a seminar of this nature will be held in Nigeria. More than 300 Journalists from different Radio, TV and Newpaper companies will be attending the seminar. We have also invited the Press Secretaries of the US, US and Canadian embassies.
We think that there is so much Nigerian Journalists can learn in the use of social media as a tool for effective communication and news dissemination.
We will be very delighted if you can honor this invitation and join hands with us in deepening the use of social media in today's journalism in Nigeria.
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Speakers at the event
1. Dele Momodu
2. Yvonne Ndege (Al Jazeera)
Yvonne Ndege is a British-Kenyan journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria, and is the West Africa Correspondent for the English-language news channel, Al Jazeera English. She previously worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), from 1997–2007.
Ndege received her undergraduate degree from the University of London, Goldsmith's College, and her master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
In 2009 she was the co-recipient of the silver prize of the United Nations Foundations Prize awarded by the United Nations Correspondents Association, for her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
3. Heather Murdock
Heather Murdock has reported from Yemen, Egypt, Ethiopia, Congo, Jordan, Lebanon and Rwanda for GlobalPost, Bloomberg News, Voice of America, The Washington Times, The New Statesman, Time.com, CBS Evening News, Radio France International, Time Magazine, CBS Radio, American Morning Radio, American Morning News and Fox TV.
Currently based in Nigeria, Murdock received the 2010 Associated Press Managing Editors “International Perspective” award for her work with The Washington Times in Yemen and is the author of the memoir: Everything is Possible in Yemen: The misadventures of a first-time journalist in the Middle East.
4. Sian Si
Sean Si is a blogger, writer, web developer and SEO specialist. He owns several sites including his business blog, SEO-Hacker and SEO School and has sponsored and developed several others including Act Like a Man and Joash Paunil. He does speaking engagements throughout the Philippines.
He is the founder and editor-in-chief of SEO Hacker, a SEO and Internet marketing company, and God and You, a faith based Blog. His expertise in the field has drawn the attention of business and company owners, Internet marketers, event organizers, bloggers, and other people interested in penetrating the booming Internet market of the Philippines and abroad.
5. Daniel Ord Rasmussen (Seismonaut)
Daniel is the senior analyst at Seismonaut's head office in Aarhus, Denmark. He works to identify trends and developments in the world of new and social media, and helps Seismonaut's many clients to strategically use these insights to their advantage.
Daniel operates at both the strategic and practical level, believing that the most effective change in organizations comes from learning by doing. He values thinking things through and is a firm believer in complete solutions that encompass all levels of the organization. He has a Master's Degree in Media Studies from Aarhus University.
6. Vladmir Duthiers (CNN)
Vladimir Duthiers is an international correspondent for CNN based in Lagos, Nigeria. Since joining CNN in 2009 as a production assistant on Christiane Amanpour's original news program, Amanpour, Duthiers most recently served as an associate producer for Anderson Cooper 360°. He was among the first journalists to arrive in Haiti to cover the 2010 earthquake. In the month that followed, Duthiers was part of a CNN team that went on to win two Emmy Awards for its coverage of the earthquake and its aftermath.
In January 2012, Duthiers was on the scene as the Occupy Nigeria movement exploded into the streets of Lagos. His reporting put the focus on the economic struggles of ordinary Nigerians and the religious tensions surrounding recent attacks by the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram.
Duthiers holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.
7. Paul Ibe
Former This Day Editor, South Africa.
8. Imoni Mac Amarere
Mr. Mac Imoni Amarere serves as an Executive Director of International Operations of Daar Communications Plc.
He is a member of the Human
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SeismonautAfrica is a digital media consultancy company with offices in Denmark and Abuja. Through strategy development and innovation processes we have over the past five years helped governments, businesses and organizations navigate digital technologies and new media.