Media Trust Group, the organization behind Daily Trust newspapers and Trust TV, held a career talk titled “Practical Journalism and Job Essentials in a Rapidly Expanding Multimedia Industry” yesterday. The event took place at ABU Zaria’s Post Graduate School and saw a significant turnout from students and faculty of the university’s Mass Communication Department,Daily Trust reports.

Naziru Mikailu, the Group Executive Director for Digital and Editorial, explained that this program was part of the company’s commitment to inspire students in their chosen careers and cultivate their talents early, preparing them for the dynamic challenges of the modern media landscape. He emphasized that as a continuously growing multimedia industry, Media Trust Group carries the social responsibility of nurturing aspiring journalism students for future roles in mainstream media.

Mikailu also encouraged mass communication students nationwide to strive to meet the industry’s demands, assuring them that Media Trust offers abundant opportunities for aspiring journalists within its multifaceted media environment encompassing print, radio, and television.

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Hajiya Hadiza Ibrahim Bala, the Group General Manager of Human Resource (HR) and Management Services, revealed the company’s policy of hiring students who excel with first-class grades, a longstanding initiative by the board. She emphasized that students meeting the qualifications can seize this employment opportunity, and the company also considers individuals with practical experience and specialized skills, particularly digital expertise.

Muhammad Kabir Muhammad, the Chief Operating Officer of Trust Radio, advised students to practice, learn, and develop the necessary skills to facilitate their entry into the media sector. He highlighted the forthcoming Abuja-based FM radio station’s commitment to innovative and distinctive programming designed to captivate its audience.

Shamsuddeen Mohammed, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the university, expressed gratitude to Media Trust Group for offering practical training to students and urged other media organizations to follow suit. Adama Adamu, the Head of the Mass Communication Department at ABU Zaria, acknowledged the valuable knowledge gained by the students and called for more industry-driven training opportunities.

Adamu praised Media Trust Group for its reputation in delivering credible and accurate news, which has become a symbol of objectivity nationally and internationally. She expressed hope for a more extensive partnership between the department and Media Trust Group to yield further benefits.

The event’s highlight was the presentation of “Campus Herald newspaper,” edited and published by final-year students of the institution, to the Group Executive Director for Digital and Editorial.


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