The training sessions designed by Selay are aimed at improving the quality of news coverage, through deep learning of accurate and professional reporting. The methods include debates, exercises, role-playing techniques needed to achieve the best results from interviews; tips to bring underreported stories to the limelight; as well as fact-checking news items and information on social media.
Selay boasts many years of industry experience in newsgathering, with a strict commitment to producing factual, ethical, and impactful pieces. His focus is on everything including how to arrange a complex set of information in a reader-friendly format.
Data and Visualization
Although not ‘mathematically inclined’, Selay understands the importance of numbers and figures to every story. He is comfortable with creating content-rich infographics meant for clarity and impact. Through the effective use of design elements such as typography, color and structure, his infographics convey succinct information to target audiences.
Selay is a frequent speaker/attendee of the GIJC (Global Investigative Journalism Conference) and the AIJC (African Investigative Journalism Conference). He is conversant with the serious challenges faced by many developing countries towards the achievement of peace, democracy and development. He has reported on various developments issues including development aid, corruption cases, money laundering, illicit financial flows, corporate fraud, bad governance, organized crime, human rights violations, and child trafficking.
One of Selay's investigative pieces was selected among the best reports -from hundreds of entrants- and published in the Anthology of African Investigative Journalism - ‘‘African Muckraking: 75 Years of Investigative Journalism from Africa’’, edited by Anya Schiffrin.