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Godwin Dudu: Sports officionado

Veteran journalist, Gbenga Oni Olusola highlights sports journalism and development exploits of Godwin Dudu Orumen  Yeah, if you are a sports lover, this face must be familiar to you, if not even his name, Godwin Dudu Orumen. To lovers of football and everything about football , local and foreign, this Edo State, but highly cosmopolitan and urbane man brought sheer joy to their living rooms in the 90s with ...

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7 simple ways young journalists can get international exposure

By Ronke Sanya The most dangerous place to remain as a young journalist is your comfort zone. The comfort zone is a local zone. A comfort zone is the zone where you remain, doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result. Media houses prefer to employ journalists that have a personal following, can reach a wider audience and as reporters can promote their work on their own accounts, so as ...

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The fainting difference between Nigerian Journalists and Bloggers

By 'Ronke Sanya Drawing a line between who a blogger is and who a journalist is in the face of dawn of tech and increased online reporting in Nigerian society has become more controversial than definite. Some schools of thought claim that journalists are more real than bloggers, while some believe bloggers are more prompt to write than tell the truth. Based on the definition of a journalist as someone who " ...

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Why journalists must constantly attend media conferences, forums and trainings

By Ronke Sanya So I stumbled upon this topic How to ‘attend’ international conferences without attending’ while reading the book The Journalist you ought to be, written by prolific journalist and my newly found mentor, Mr Otufodunrin. After reading this chapter I began to wonder if Nigerian journalists attend conferences at all. Do we even attend national conferences talk less of the international ones? Med ...

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WIJC2017: “My perception of journalism changed entirely”

By Tolulope Lawani At Women in Journalism Conference 2017, a number of leading media practitioner left indelible imprints on the hearts of many budding female journalists like me. One of such impressions was by when the pioneer of the first female-centrist radio station in Nigeria, Toun Sonaiya of WFM 91.7 explained creativity in an exceptional way. "You can’t be creative without being open to what is aroun ...

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How to audit your beat and be the best 

By Lekan Otufodunrin One media career development concept I have always thought about is beat auditing. As it suggests, it is an act of auditing whatever beat or editorial assignment one is handling. It occurred me that due to lack of regular auditing, many journalists assume they are doing enough on their beat when they are not. Unknown to reporters and editors, they may be concentrating on a limited part ...

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Wij2017: The Story, the platform, the brand

By Ibukunoluwa  Daramola At the recently concluded Women in Journalism Conference, 2017 in Lagos, the speakers on each panel emphasized one point categorically to the participants which is that there should be a platform for young and budding journalists to grow in order to reach the peak in journalism or whatever they may find themselves. Stephanie Busari, the head of CNN in Nigeria also noted that there i ...

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My Internship Experience: Grab of Personalities By Praise Olowe

Waking up every morning and thinking about going to work could be nerves -wracking. Worrying about virtually everything, from what to wear to work considering the day's weather, to what the day holds. Combining the curiosity of what the day would look like, and the excitement knowing that the office is a veritable grab bag of personalities. Within this few months of internship, I have encountered different ...

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7 professional ways to use social media to get your dream job

While navigating the world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, there is a lot to deal with including mingling, creating impression, personal branding, increasing your circle of friends and enjoy every other social MD activity you can imagine. When you are busy mingling online, through your use of social media it is important to note that this social circle will include potential employers. So, how do ...

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5 simple ways to combat gender-based harassment in Nigerian newsroom

Quite a number of female journalists, especially in Nigeria are confronted with gender inequities, various forms of intimidation and cultural barriers that threaten to blunt their career progress. In this age and time, some less informed individuals, sadly, still believe women are meant for the kitchen, the 'other room' and not the newsroom. Challenges for female media professionals tend to have a familiar ...

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