by crossriverwatch admin
As part of activities marking the NUCJ 2014 Press Week, the Nigerian Union OF Campus journalists, UNICAL Chapter have organized a campus journalists training workshop to train and retrain campus journalists on the rigors and ‘landmines’ in campus journalism.
Speaking at the event which held at the UNICAL graduate school, the Editor, Weekend Chronicle Mrs. Florence Oluohu who gave the keynote address with the topic ‘The Role of Campus Journalism in the Maintenance of Peace’, said the campus journalist is “the society’s watchdog, the campus journalist renders a public service. His mission is to express not to impress’.
“campus journalism is the starting point for a career or interest in journalism. It teaches practical, basic skills for use in later life. It confers on the practitioner the maturity needed for the determination of news value and its judgment” she said
She concluded by saying ‘’ a misguided, ill-informed journalist can tear society apart. He can bring about the closure of his institution of learning, truncating the learning process for himself and thousands of others”.
Earlier, Mr. Agba Jalingo Publisher CrossRiverWatch, who spoke on the topic ‘’Ethics in Journalism: A tool for fostering Peace”, enjoined campus journalists to be objective in their reportage and don’t let personal opinions and party affiliations encroach into their writing.
Mr. Jalingo added that campus journalists should not let corruption that has bedeviled professional
journalism in Nigeria today to catch-up with them.
The week-long event included visitation to an orphanage home, picnic, novelty football match, a cooking competition and a thanksgiving service.
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