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Who still buys newspapers?

Adeyinka Akintunde writes on the declining fortunes of newspapers due to mainly the internet and the dire  economic situation in the country. Until recently, Justice Ugochukuwu Ogakwu of the Court of Appeal always took pride in reading copies of two newspapers he buys daily and draws the attention of his wife to some supposed major news items he read. His assumption was that since he doesn’t see his wife re ...

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New journalism: Evolve or die

Praise Olowe, a graduate of Mass Communication from Joseph Ayo University (JABU) on national youth service at The Nation Newspapers shares her thoughts on contributions of speakers at the Women in Journalism Conference 2017.   Considering the speed at which the world of technology, social media and information dissemination is growing, it has become very necessary for journalists to master the use of n ...

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Interns: What we learnt at Women in Journalism conference

The fourth edition of Women in Journalism Africa conference 2017, themed “PIONEERS, INNOVATORS AND THE BRAVE NEW WORLD”, was held on Thursday 6th of July at the Muson Centre in Lagos Nigeria. Some students from Yaba College of Technology who are interns at The Nation Newspaper in this compilation highlighted what they learnt at the programme.   IYIOLA RACHAEL MOROLAYO Success is personal, only you can ...

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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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Internship Diary: Journalism isn’t easy

Joseph Olaoluwa, graduate of English and Literary Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University writes on his sojourn to and in The Nation. With the appropriate experience as a student journalist and veteran campus journalist in the eyes of many, one would think landing an internship with a top newspaper firm would be as easy as lighting a candle with flame. Alas! It is not the same in the real sense of things. F ...

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How free is the Nigerian press ? (Watch Video)

Fisayo Soyombo is one of the most celebrated investigative journalists in Nigeria.  In this interview with FreePress Nigeria, he speaks about press freedom in Nigeria, emphasizing that journalism is a tool that can be used to advance the society. Watch this video and join in our question and answer poll on if the Nigerian press is really free ? Video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn3my0h1jeM ...

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Celebrating Nigerian sports journalists

In commemoration of the World Sports Journalists Day, Segun Odunayo pays tributes to top Nigerian sports journalists Today marks the 23rd year of celebrating Sports Journalists across the world. Sports Journalists report about sporting activities and various happenings in the world of sports. In Nigeria and other countries across the globe, the advantages of this aspect or field of journalism cannot be over ...

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7 mobile tools every journalist will find helpful

English is one of the most complex languages in existence today and it is the language of communication and journalism. With approximately 372 million speakers in 106 countries, it’s also one of the most widely spoken languages. As a journalist, whether English is your first, second, third or fourth language, there are always ways to improve your English and communicate more effectively. Here’s a look at ju ...

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How To Write Content And Get Paid In Naira, Dollars And Other Benefits (2)

After writing the first piece on this topic, I recalled buying a book titled Online Market for Writers: How to make money by selling your writing on the Internet by Anthony Tedesco and Paul Tedesco while returning from a trip abroad. The book first published in 2000 before social media became the in thing, contained tips on writing for online markets and how many writers got their first paying online market ...

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How to write content and get paid in Naira and Dollars  (1)

In my free booklet, NewAge Journalism: Conversation with my daughter (Available in print and soft copy if you contact me by email: lekanagency@yahoo.com) the point was made about how journalists must explore earning payment from writing content for various platforms. I often get asked if I have a list of local and international platforms who will pay for content. I wish I have such a list . To find opportun ...

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