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Kolawole Talabi

Abuja, Nigeria
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Cities
  • Pollution
  • Health
  • Oceans
  • Forests

Kolawole Talabi has been a multimedia practitioner for eight years during which period he has conducted investigative projects and published commentaries on wildlife conservation, infectious disease, transnational partnerships, oceans sustainability, cultural heritage, urban biodiversity, and species discovery among other topics. Talabi is a life fellow of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation.  His reportage has earned him honours including the 2016 Next Generation of Science Journalists award by the World Health Summit, an International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) award for audience engagement in 2017, and the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize by the Otto Sprenger Foundation. His first book chapter, Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters in Journalism, which was published in Germany in 2019 detailed some of the ethical issues surrounding the overreliance on journalism grants from donor organizations. In 2021, he contributed to another interdisciplinary anthology, WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa: Beyond Fake News which is due for publication by Bloombsbury in October 2022. He is an alumnus of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub Fellowship supported by the Rita Allen Foundation, Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.

Kolawole Talabi

Abuja, Nigeria
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Cities
  • Pollution
  • Health
  • Oceans
  • Forests

Kolawole Talabi has been a multimedia practitioner for eight years during which period he has conducted investigative projects and published commentaries on wildlife conservation, infectious disease, transnational partnerships, oceans sustainability, cultural heritage, urban biodiversity, and species discovery among other topics. Talabi is a life fellow of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation.  His reportage has earned him honours including the 2016 Next Generation of Science Journalists award by the World Health Summit, an International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) award for audience engagement in 2017, and the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize by the Otto Sprenger Foundation. His first book chapter, Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters in Journalism, which was published in Germany in 2019 detailed some of the ethical issues surrounding the overreliance on journalism grants from donor organizations. In 2021, he contributed to another interdisciplinary anthology, WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa: Beyond Fake News which is due for publication by Bloombsbury in October 2022. He is an alumnus of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub Fellowship supported by the Rita Allen Foundation, Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.