The Chairman’s Welcome Address
I am very pleased to welcome you to the Channels Academy.
This media institute comes at a time when the world is witnessing great disruption in the way we do our jobs.
We now live in a world where journalism is being transformed in ways it is produced, distributed and used. We now have new tools and new practices that affect the way we produce information.
The big question is do we have the capacity to take advantage of these new opportunities? This question led us to think about the need for capacity building for media practitioners. This is the whole idea behind the Channels Academy.
This hybrid institute will play a vital role in training up capable, confident and courageous journalists to be able to play their role as members of the Fourth (4th) Estate of the realm
The Academy extends its services beyond journalism to the wider industry in Nigeria and Africa
We believe this to be the right thought with the right people in the right environment at the right time and for the right reason.
We garnish all of these with truth, sprinkled with fairness, balance, and professionalism to produce the right mix of media practitioners and citizens.
Welcome to Channels Academy
Who we are
Channels Academy is an arm of Channels Media Group, owners of Channels TV. It is Africa’s leading and multiple award-winning 24-hour news network.
The Media Training Institute was established in 2017 with the sole aim of providing first-class foundational, mid-career and advanced training and retraining of Journalists in Nigeria and the wider society. Since inception, the academy has trained over two hundred journalists, spokespersons in the military and society at large.
It’s unique location on the picturesque and natural landscape of Guzape district in Abuja, and the serene Channels’ TV headquarters in Lagos offers students the ambience for learning and assimilation.
What we do
Channels Academy with excellence and professionalism in mind has designed programmes and packages that teach the very essence of Broadcast Journalism and Communication.
Our programmes are divided into schools and these are:
School of Journalism
School of Production
School of Presentation
Training for other Professionals and Corporate Bodies in the following special packages include: