Twelve young aspiring journalists have started a nine-month practical training on media reporting at Standard Media Academy.
The programme officially launched today in a partnership between The Standard Group PLC and Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications.
The trainees are the third batch to undergo training with the previous cohorts going through the media talent incubator in 2015 and 2017.
The group was selected from about 900 applicants after a series of rigorous interviews testing on various potential skills required in the media industry, said Standard Group Human Resource Director Nicholas Siwatom.
The intensive training will equip the new trainees on modern skills of journalism in line with the dynamic nature of disseminating information resulting from technological disruptions in the industry.