Why 9mobile partners Microsoft to empower journalists


By Juliet Umeh


To enable journalists to perform better and achieve more in their work through the power of artificial intelligence, AI, telecommunication service provider, 9mobile has partnered with technology giant, Microsoft to host a capacity-building session for journalists.

From the training, journalists were made to know that they can leverage Microsoft Copilot, an advanced AI-powered tool which offers a wide array of functionalities to enhance their capability in order to deliver on their assignments.

The training session provided a platform to introduce journalists to the benefits of Microsoft Copilot and its potential to revolutionize the profession. Microsoft Copilot is an advanced AI-powered tool which offers a wide array of functionalities designed to streamline workflow, enhance productivity, and elevate the quality of their output.

Speaking, PR Lead, 9mobile, Chineze Amanfo, expressed her enthusiasm and satisfaction with the session, emphasizing the company’s commitment to fostering innovation and empowerment within the media industry.

She stated: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Microsoft in providing this invaluable training opportunity for journalists. At 9mobile, we recognize the pivotal role that the media plays in shaping public discourse and driving societal change. Therefore, equipping them with the requisite knowledge and tools such as the Microsoft Copilot will enhance their capability to deliver on their respective assignments efficiently by disseminating accurate and impactful information to the public.”

“We prioritize our relationship with the media hence the need for the periodic capacity building session for journalists. With this training, we have clearly demonstrated our unwavering commitment to sustaining the initiative. We will continue to explore new avenues for collaboration and innovation, ensuring that our partners in the media industry have access to the tools and resources they need to thrive, Amanfo added.”

The Senior Business Programme Manager, Marketing Communications, Microsoft Africa Development Center, Yemi Orimolade said Microsoft’s Copilot is poised to be a game-changer for journalists.

He said: “It is a reliable tool for generating and optimising content, staying informed, and enhancing productivity. Our commitment is to harness the transformative potential of AI for societal betterment. Welcome to the future of journalism, working smarter with Microsoft Copilot.”

The capacity-building session received an overwhelmingly positive response from participants, who lauded the practical insights and demos provided.

With the successful hosting of the capacity-building session, 9mobile and Microsoft look forward to more areas of sustained collaboration to drive positive change and innovation within the media ecosystem in Nigeria.

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