A Mass Communication scholar at Crescent University in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Jamiu Folarin, has won a scholarship to attend the 2022 Solutions Journalism Summit in Utah, United States of America.
The summit, holding in Sundance, Utah, from May 5 to 8, is sponsored by Solutions Journalism Network (SJN).
Vice Chancellor of Crescent University Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila congratulated Folarin and his Head of Department, Dr. Kola Adesina, on ‘the new feat’.
The scholarship award was communicated in an e-mail signed by the Chief Operating Officer of SJN, Samantha McCann, and Development Operations Manager, Sonja Petrovic.
The mail reads: “We are thrilled to let you know that you have been selected to receive a scholarship to the summit. We heard fabulous things about your work with the educator community in Southwest Nigeria through the SoJo Africa Fellowship.
“We admire your dedication and enthusiasm to solutions journalism in your work and look forward to meeting you in person.
“The Summit is a convening like no other. You can look forward to learning, playing and connecting with others who share your passion for reimagining the news—all in a pretty spectacular landscape”.
Folarin won a $2,000 grant as a 2021 Africa Fellow of SJN to mainstream solutions journalism in media education and practice in Ogun State.
He said his attendance at the summit would offer him the opportunity to learn and share his thoughts on how to effectively impact lives through solutions journalism.