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James Ojo

Education: BA Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN, 2013-2017), Code for Africa Fact-Checking Masterclass (2022), Smile Train Media Workshop on Cleft (2022), RCDIJ Data Journalism Masterclass (2021)
Experience: Correspondent, Caracal Reports (US, 2017-2018), Contributor, International Policy Digest (Virginia, US), Reporter, The Sun Newspaper (2019), The Nation Newspaper, Editor, CrispNG, Deputy Editor, Nigerian Village Square, Investigative journalist, TheCable Newspaper (2019-2023).
Awards: Host Writer Prize, Investigative Journalism (Germany, 2022); The Cable Journalist of the Year (2022); PwC Media Excellence Awards (Second Runner-up, Business and Economy, 2022); Reporter of the Year (MACSA, 2017); Honorary recognition, PAJI Africa Prize, Investigative Journalism (2023).
James Ojo is a copy editor at Legit.ng. He is an award-winning journalist with a speciality in investigative journalism. He is a fellow of Nigeria Health Watch Prevent Epidemics Journalism Fellowship (2023), WSCIJ Collaborative Media Project (2022), ICIR Health Reporting (2022), YouthHubAfrica’s Basic Education Media Fellowship (2022), Countering the Fake News Epidemic (MacArthur Foundation) 2021, and Tiger Eye Foundation Fellowship. Email: james.ojo@corp.legit.ng

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