Social media reporter for the Africa University week
4th December 2017
My Experience as an Online Social Media Reporter for the 2017 African University Week
10th December 2017

My experience as a social media reporter during the African universities week

Being a social media reporter has been an idea i have always thought would be as easy as anything else. Whenever i get to hear any job opening of a social media reporter, all i could imagine is someone browsing through a social media site such as Facebook or twitter and making some posts replying to comment and chatting people up at his comfort zone with a chilled drink and something to keep the mouth busy.
However my experience as a social media reporter during the African universities week (#AFUniWK) has giving me more insight and has exposed me to some practical knowledge of being a social media reporter. As opposed to my prior knowledge, being a social media requires more dedication, professionalism and technicalities. I was introduced to tools like buffer.com and then the need to design some graphic content made me to sharpen my skills on Photoshop. I was involved in a “marathon tweet” on twitter and i understood its efficiency perfectly.
Furthermore, being a social media reporter, i faced some challenges such as power failures which led to my being offline, Network issues also contributed detrimentally, knowing the fact that each task had a specific and definite deadline.
Finally, i would say that my experience as a social media reporter during the African universities week was a benevolent and even the challenges faced has given me more insight on how to tackle such issues subsequently. I am grateful to AAU for granting me such a privileged and i would be glad to associate with them subsequently. Thanks Isaac Abayomi Fadupin

  • Submitter Name: Isaac Abayomi Fadupin

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