The Future Awards kicks off Online Media Business Master Class

As part of the pre-awards activities for its Season 7, The Future Awards central working committee will hold an Online Media Business Master Class on July 25 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Master Class is aimed at young people who want to run online media businesses in Nigeria and are looking for practical steps and guidelines.

According to Chude Jideonwo, the executive director of The Future Project, “With success models like BellaNaija, LindaIkeji, YNaija, and others, young people are now taken in by the power of new media to influence conversations, drive agendas, inform, and entertain at the same time”.

“A passionate set of bloggers and young people who seek to build a career in social media have since emerged; what they need now are the skills required to build a reputable – and most importantly, profitable – new media brand,” he said.

Themed ‘So you think you can blog?’ the full day interactive session will feature the facilitators sharing knowledge and information about running a media business in Nigeria; emphasising the opportunities, challenges, and strategies, especially in the peculiar Nigerian environment.

Facilitators at the Master Class include: Linda Ikeji, Creator and Editor, Linda Ikeji Blog; Chude Jideonwo Editor, Y!/; Noble Igwe, Publisher,; Cheta Nwanze, Chief Information Officer, Daily Times; Japheth Omojuwa, Editor,; and Ediong Umoh, Curator, NigeriaNewsDesk, who will share how ‘NigeriaNewsDesk’ became the fastest breaking news service in Nigeria from its base in Calabar.

Topics to be treated include: The Talent for Blogging, How to Drive Your Numbers, Building an Online Personality, Locations are Irrelevant, Getting Your Technology Right, and Standards Still Matter.

Interested participants should visit to register or call 08022226712, the registration fee is N2, 500.

The Master Class is organised as part of The Future Enterprise Support Scheme (TF-ESS); a platform designed to equip young people with adequate Business and Creative skills to succeed in their chosen area of profession. TF-ESS is one of the programmes of The Future Project.

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