Legit.ng has always been dedicated to covering the biggest topics that are most relevant to millions of Nigerians. However, we feel that we have been growing with the focus on what’s happening around the biggest news-making centers, such as Lagos and Abuja, while most of developments in other regions gets past us and most other national media outlets.
Therefore, we’ve decided it’s time we resolve this conundrum with our brand new initiative - the Local Journalism Project.
What is it all about?
The Local Journalism Project is aimed at young and aspiring reporters who can reside literally anywhere in Nigeria, except Lagos and Abuja (where we have established editorial hubs). We are specifically interested in:
- Major local developments
- Major social and economic issues that affect local population
- Anything that is underreported by the mainstream media
- You must have at least several already published materials (blogs will do as well);
- You must have a keen knowledge of what’s happening in your area and ambition to tell this story to a nation-wide audience;
- Experience in the digital media will be a plus, but is not a crucial requirement
How is this going to work?
Initially, it’s a freelance opportunity to work with the country’s leading digital news website, which may of course grow into a full-time employment.
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How do I apply?
Please fill the form here and we’ll get in touch.
We are also looking for local websites and blogs to partner with us and exchange content on a mutually beneficial basis. If you own a local blog or website that publishes locally focused content, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “local journalism project” in the subject line.