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What I didn’t learn in Media School

After receiving a book gift, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson from Blessing Olisa, a Mass Communication graduate of University of Lagos Otufodunrin  Lekan asked Olisa to share what she didn't learn in media school that has worked for her . In 2011 I graduated from University of Lagos at 21 having no idea what to do with myself wise. My colleagues asked me and ...

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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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Two important skills every journalist must learn quickly

For journalists who want to remain relevant in the profession and be in-demand, there are two skills they have to learn and master. This include how to use data to report stories and coding. New media experts gave the advice at Brazil’s 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism according to a report on various sessions by Jéssica Cruz published by www.ijnet.org “Even in countries where it’s hard to get dece ...

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Survey Report Launch – The Reality of Fake News in Kenya

The first-ever study on fake news in Kenya has revealed the scale of issue and impact on trust in media. A new study has revealed that 90% of Kenyans have seen or heard false news about the 2017 general election, With 87% reporting instances of deliberately false or fake news. The Reality of Fake News in Kenya, a book, launched recently in Nairobi, is the first-ever study aimed at quantifying the prevalence ...

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Interesting Columnists you must read in Vanguard Newspaper

Monday   Henry Boyo column:Rational perspectives. Contacts: 08052201997:Email:ilsleba@ yahoo.com. Owei Lakemfa,TEXT:08093098002,Email:lakemfaowei@yahoo.com Ochereome Nnanna, People and politics, Email:ochereome@yahoo.co.uk Tuesday Candid Notes by Yinka Odumakin, email: Yodumakin1012@gmail.com Eric Teniola, On the spot. Meet the boss with Onome Amawhe,, 08026388705. Scenarios with Obadiah Mailafia Wednesday ...

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Giving the Nigerian Child a voice through REMOP  

A lecture is usually organised annually to commemorate Professor Wole Soyinka’s birthday.  The 2017 Wole Soyinka Media Lecture series which took place recently in Abuja, marked the 83rd birthday of the literary icon. This years lecture with the theme: “Light Up, Light In: Interrogating the nexus between electricity and basic education,” was an opportunity for students of various schools within the capital c ...

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WiJ2017 Conference: Women journalists urged to be innovative

                  Women journalists have been urged to more innovative in their practice of the profession and explore opportunities offered by new media. The call was made by speakers at the fourth edition of Women in Journalism Africa Conference, (WiJ2017) the yearly gathering of  women in the media held in Lagos on July 6, 2017 With the theme, “Pioneers, Innov ...

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Media Mentorship Programme #ChatwithEvelyn empowers young female journalists

Ten female students from different higher institutions were brought under one roof at the International Press Centre, Ogba, during a media mentorship event #ChatwithEvelyn, which was themed 'Why Journalism Now?' #ChatwithEvelyn was a timely event and intervention that got the commendation of top media practitioners discourse on the wide gap between the teachings of journalism and its practice. The event is ...

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Varsity trains journalists on how to report adolescent SRH

Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, has trained 70 journalists in Nasarawa State on how to report adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH). Professor Nicholas Iwokwagh, the university’s Head of Department of Information and Media Technology, told participants in Lafia that the training was to build the capacities of journalists toward addressing SRH-related issues in the state. He said the tra ...

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Dispatch From Washington DC: Journalism or Overnight Blogging

Publisher of SimeonAteba.com, Simeon Ateba writes on the difference between being a professional journalist and an 'overnight' blogger.   On  July 10, I was at the Harry S Truman Building  in Washington, the boisterous American capital for an aviation event. That building is where the United States Department of State, also known as the State Department, is located, a few blocks away from the White Hou ...

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