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Six ways to write better for social media

A mobile and multimedia journalism training was recently organised for about 100 media practitioners in the country, Tolulope Lawani who participated in one of the four sessions of the programme,  writes on six ways journalists can improve their stories on social media. The training tagged #AirtelChangeYourStory  by a media training outfit, Journalism Clinic headed by Taiwo Obe, was facilitated by Dan Mason ...

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Recommendations for better NGE, NUJ, NAWOJ, others

How can the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) and other media groups in the country be better administered to become successful professional and business brands and not continue to depending on political patronage ? Editor-in-Chief of The Interview Magazine, Azubuike Ishiekwene in his keynote address at the 2017 Editors Conference held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recommended the Global Editors Network (GEN) ...

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25 defunct newspapers/magazines in the last 20 years

In the last twenty years, many newspapers and magazines have stopped publishing for various reasons. Managing Director of The Interview Magazine, Azubuike Ishikwene in his keynote address at the recently held 2017 Editors conference listed 25 defunct newspapers and magazines. The publications are as follows -      Diet  -      National Interest -      Tempo -      Fame -      Financial Standard -      Hints ...

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How the media can be better watchdog

Lecturers drawn from local and foreign universities, journalists, among others, on Wednesday evening in Lagos rose from a two-day conference listing values the media must embrace to perform its role as watchdog creditably. The conference, which featured paper presentations and reviews by discussants, had the theme “Watchdogs or Captured Media? A Study of the Role of the Media in Nigeria’s Emergent Democracy ...

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How to improve reporting of corruption by the media

By Seye Joseph Suggestions for improved reporting of corruption in the country by the media have been offered by participants at the annual media workshop on anti-Corruption organised by United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime supported by European Union   At the end of the workshop that had 33 participants in attendance, comprising 11 Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs), 22 journalists and four resource p ...

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What newspapers must do to survive the new media onslaught

In the present and future age of new media, what is likely to fate of traditional newspapers in years to come? The above question shared by Lekan Otufodunrin, Managing Editor, Online of The Nation on his facebook timeline recently, generated a range of responses on what needs to be done for newspapers to remain relevant as a channel of information dissemination. The sum total of the responses reproduced bel ...

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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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