Photo Story: Residential Story Development Bootcamp for Journalists in Ghana

The Media Foundation for West Africa from May 19 – 21, 2021 held the maiden Residential Story Development Bootcamp for Journalists in Ghana.

Out of about 70 applications received, 15 journalists from print, radio, television, and online news organisations were selected for the programme. The Bootcamp provided a platform for the participating journalists to brainstorm on the story ideas they had submitted during the application process. It also afforded the journalists an opportunity to discuss effective approaches to pursuing those stories with experienced and outstanding media professionals who were the trainers at the programme.

The Bootcamp was also an opportunity for peer learning, experience sharing, and mentorship. Significantly, the programme helped the participants to reflect on how to use the Right to Information Law to access information to advance their story development.

The Bootcamp comprised interactive presentations from seasoned media professionals, group works, and practical story development sessions.

William Nlanjerbor Jalulah, Editor, A1 Radio, Upper East region of Ghana, making a presentation to colleagues

Peter Quao Addator, TV3, making an input

Trainer, Manasseh Azure

Trainer, Zachariah Musah Tanko, taking participants through Ghana’s Right to Information Law and how they can utilize it in their work.

L-R: Seth Bokpe & Edwin Appiah of The Fourth Estate, and Alex Tagoe of Sky Power FM in Takoradi listening attentively

Agnes Ansah of the Chronicle newspaper paying rapt attention to the presentation


Trainer, Sulemana Braimah, addressing participants

Participants took turns to present their story ideas for discussions and inputs

William Nlanjerbor Jalulah – AI Radio

Daniel Abugre Anyorigya – Citi FM/Citi TV


Seth Bokpe – The Fourth Estate

Agnes Ansah – The Chronicle Newspaper

Kwaku Adumah Ansah – Citi FM/Citi TV

Alex Tagoe – Skyy Power FM, Takoradi

Beryl Ernestina Richter – JoyNews

Peter Quao Adattor – TV3

Edwin Appiah – the Fourth Estate


Warm-ups and Fun times during training sessions

A group photograph of participants at the end of the 3-day

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