Seeing that interns in her media organisation lacked the needed attention for a seamless transition to media practice, Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, mentored seventeen interns. She engaged the interns on news writing skills needed to succeed in the journalism profession. She also exposed them to leadership and other modules that were taught at the training she attended with the WSCIJ earlier. She created a networking platform where interns learn continuously from one another. The training brought about improvement in newsroom productivity, as stories filed by interns scaled up tremendously. The interns she trained now cover events with little or no supervision. Consequent upon the training, Taiye’s colleagues have been encouraged to mentor interns. Reporters are now assigned to interns by desk heads and the Editor-in-chief. An Intern Desk has also been created to ensure continuation and Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni has been appointed as the head of the desk.
Taiye did a two-part story on depression and how it affects women and invariably productivity. Her story titled “Tackling Depression among Women in Nigeria”, and “Depression: Young widow’s nightmare”, reveal the grave extent to which depression has eaten into the fabrics of womanhood, not just in Nigeria, but globally. She reinforced the urgency with statistics from a survey she conducted to investigate if there were laws and policies that protect widows’ rights in the country, as well as the challenges widows are up against after the death of their spouses. In her story, she educated women on the need to recognise the thin line between grief and depression, and how to tackle it headlong.