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Advice for journalists planning to run NGOs

March 2017 Online #MediaCareerQ&A For journalists thinking of running a Non Governmental Organisation, here are some useful advice for consideration. Betty Abbah Executive director at Cee-Hope Nigeria I call it going the less-traveled road, ditching the age-long stance of neutrality and jumping into the 'ditch' with the people to fight oppression, right wrongs and or bring much-needed relief to the most ...

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Q & A with Carolyn Robinson: Solution Journalism Training Expands to African Countries

Solution Journalism Network, also called SoJo, is expanding its training opportunities to the African region. I had the chance to talk with Carolyn Robinson, who would be leading the training programs in Africa this year. Carolyn, a video journalist, media program director, and educator has many years of journalism practice under her belt. She is also a recipient of the Jefferson Fellowship, Freedom Forum F ...

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‘My experience as a photojournalist has been very tough’

Abiodun Williams,  a photo journalist with The Nation recently bagged the Photojournalist of the Year award at the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA). In this interview with Rhoda Olorunfemi, Williams who has worked in various media houses for about 30 years speaks on his experiences on the job and other issues.    What was your reaction when you won the best photographer of the year award in the NMMA? I ...

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Exploits of young Nigerian named IJNet’s journalist of the month

Ebenezar Wikina, a young Nigerian digital journalist has been named the Journalist of the month by the International Journalists's Network. Since 2013 when the Port-Harcourt based writer started blogging without having a laptop of his own, Wikina has started his own interview column, “The Stroll,” in which he has interviewed more than 120 global leaders from 40 countries. Using Facebook Live, he has live-st ...

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Four things journalists should do better

The Coordinator of the Wole Soyinka Investigative Centre for Journalism, Mrs Motunrayo Alaka was recently the guest speaker at the monthly fellowship of Journalists For Christ International Outreach during which she spoke on Maximising Media Fellowships, Awards and Trainings. After her presentation, Lekan Otufodunrin asked her what she thinks journalists should improve on in their professional practice. Her ...

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DevComs: Our experience working with journalists

Mrs. Abiodun Owo is the programme Officer of Development Communication Network (DevComs),  a non-governmental organisation which offers media training to enhance media capacity and excellence in reporting developmental issues on health, environment, education, among others. In this interview with Media Career, Owo speaks on the activities of her organisation and offers advice on how journalists can excel in ...

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How I got my radio job in Nigeria – Dan Foster

By Seye Joseph, MCS Popular Nigerian-based American On-Air Personality, Dan Foster has revealed how he got his first radio job in the country while he was still in America. Foster in an interview with The Punch Newspaper said that he never knew he was coming to Nigeria until when he was contacted. “It was Chris Obosi that contacted me from Cool FM for my tape that I had put out on the Internet. I had got hi ...

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Big papers have to wake up for online competition-Olorunyomi

Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi,  in this interview with Seye Joseph at the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism's stakeholders meeting in Lagos recently speaks on  the operations of Premium Times and other media issues in the industry. What prompted the idea of starting Premium Times? Premium Times is a child of necessity; let’s put it as simple as that. We had just come out o ...

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‘Journalism will take care of you if you do it well’

  With more than three decades in journalism and broadcasting, Diran Onifade, formerly of the  Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) spoke with Seye Joseph at the Creating Shared Value Media Workshop organized by Nestle in Lagos. He  explained how young journalists can make it in the profession and other crucial  issues. Can you take us through your journey in the journalism? I have been in the media all of m ...

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Iyanda: What The Niche Newspaper is about

Olumide Iyanda erstwhile Saturday Editor of Daily Independent in this interview with Seye Joseph speaks on a new Sunday newspaper, The Niche to be launched soon and other career issues.   Most  journalists are not known to stay in a particular media organisation throughout their career . They usually work in  three to four media organisations before they retire.  Olumide Iyanda, former staff of Tempo M ...

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