At minimum 48 Ghanaian journalists have been trained in slicing edge monetary and facts journalism, many thanks to the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA).
The philanthropic arm of Bloomberg prolonged the instruction to Ghana after massive successes of identical programmes in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
Reporting on figures, the financial system and changing uncooked facts into news can be cumbersome making that info related to day-to-day people can be even much more nerve-wracking. That is what the 19-working day schooling spread above six months is intended to do breaking down to relevance, the really hard fiscal figures and turning knowledge into persuasive information for audiences.
The programme which was coordinated by the University of Ghana Small business University and the Ghana Institute of Journalism in collaboration with the Strathmore Small business College in Kenya, observed contributors by way of 8 modules which includes media landscape, monetary marketplaces, stocks and bonds as very well as general public coverage and how all these relate to the quality of life of a country’s citizens, from January to June 2019.
Region plan manager Dr Agyapomaa Dako explained Bloomberg and the complete school are passionate about acquiring capacities of media people who are capable to affect society positively.
Contributors who have offered glowing testimonials of the teaching programme say their media corporations begun reaping the benefits of the teaching halfway by way of the instruction reporting on enormous advancements to their appreciation of stories and money opinions of companies.
Aside from attaining entry to new analysts and useful resource folks, contributors had been also supplied absolutely free access to the loaded database gathered across the globe and available on the Bloomberg terminal which typically attracts annually charges amounting to thousands of bucks.
The plan which operates concurrently in Ghana and Zambia with a full range of 91 journalists enrolled is established to be extended to Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Tanzania for the up coming intake while Ghana gears up to enrol its following ingestion.
The enlargement of the plan to a few other international locations in Africa falls in line with the goal of Michael Bloomberg to increase analytical, inquisitive and experienced economical journalists.
Because its start in 2014, the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has granted far more than 1,000 stakeholders in Africa the chance to respect what transpires in the entire world of business enterprise and to request the right thoughts.