Seek knowledge, Seminitari urges Journalists

By Dayo Emmanuel Former River State Commissioner for Information and the immediate past Acting Director General of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Mrs. Ibim Seminitari has urged journalists to take mentoring opportunities seriously. She made the plea at the March fellowship of Journalists For Christ (JFC) in Lagos last weekend while delivering a talk on the theme, “Be bold for change,” designed to mark the global day for women. Seminitari, a pioneer member of JFC commended leadership of the 19-year-old organisation for holding the forte. She said, “One of…

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What will Jesus write

Outline of sermon at Journalists for Christ fellowship, April, 2017 Amaso Jack, Discipleship minister and lecturer, Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Lagos   THE PERIOD WE IN 2 Timothy 3:1 KJV This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Corinthians 11:26 KJV In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;   2…

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Citation for Mark, winner 2016 JFC Young Journalist award

CITATION FOR WINNER OF 2016 JFC INNOVATIVE YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD MARK, ESTHER ONYINYECHI   Since 2012 when she won the Coca Cola/ NBC Entertainment Reporter of the Year Award for The Nation Newspaper’s Campus Life section, Esther Mark has come very close to winning two local and one international media award without succeeding. She was the Runner Up, in the Promasidor Quill Award as the Best Online Reporter, 2016, Finalist, Nigerian Breweries One million prize money Golden Pen Awards Report of the Year, 2016 and Nominee: 2015 EU Lorenzo Natali…

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What you should know about 2016 JFC award nominees

Bio-brief of JFC Award Nominees MARK, Esther Onyinyechi, MARK, Esther Onyinyechi, Journalist, Writer, Education Ambassador is Content Developer/ Editor Scholars Hub Africa and News Editor of Edufrica.com. A graduate of Mass Communication from University of Jos, Esther’s exciting journalism experience dates back to her days in the University where she not only held various position in campus publications and broadcast station, but was a reporter for the Campus-Life section of The Nation and Vanguard Newspapers. Her excellent journalism practice has earned her a number of local and international awards including…

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WACC Launches End News Media sexism campaign

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) Network and other partners have launched a campaign to end news media sexism by 2020. The commencement date of the campaign coincides with Human Rights Day to underline gender  equality in the media as a human rights issue. The “End News Media Sexism” campaign will encourage and assist national advocacy to change media policy and journalistic practice. The campaign aims to support and highlight intensive efforts in several countries with  the hope that new evidence will emerge…

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Internship testimony : Very promising media career

David Lawal multimedia journalist and social media executive tells his tough internship story that has resulted in very promising media career. My six months internship journey started at TELL Communications Limited, publisher of TELL Magazine and BroadStreet Journals in 2011 October. It was seemingly tough managing classes as Deputy Class Rep and later as Class Rep in 2012, when I finished my six months and was told to continue to write for the Magazine. Interns usually run away from my Editor then Mr Salif Atojoko. We thought he was killing…

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Holding fast to the profession of faith

Report by DAYO EMMANUEL “Often times we seek God’s blessings without seeking to do His will. We look for addition without first seeking the kingdom”. These were the words of Lekan Otufodunrin, President of Journalists For Christ (JFC) at the August fellowship of the group in Lagos. Otufodunrin, a media trainer and On-line Editor of The Nation Newspapers added that “it is possible to have the desired breakthroughs but those things are not enough to take us to heaven”. He urged Christian journalists to identify with their faith even in…

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Awards winners: We return all the glory to God

Journalist for Christ, a Christian media fellowship in Nigeria recently held a reception for media award winner and nominees. Lekan Otufodunrin and David Lawal reports Seun Akioye, Senior Correspondent of The Nation Newspapers in Lagos, Nigeria has every reason to be grateful to God as profusely as he did at the November Fellowship of Journalists for Christ (JFC) on Saturday, November 15. This year, he has won two international media awards and three local ones which include the International WASH Media Award. The others are the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit…

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Biblical Journalism: Seven Things The Lord Hates

Lekan Otufodunrin In 1998, while I was Group News Editor of The Punch Newspaper, I established a faith based media group, Journalists for Christ. Among other goals, the organisation was to encourage Christian journalists to live up to the tenets of their faith in the discharge of their duties. We were interested in promoting a biblical basis for the practice of journalism in addition to the code of ethics of the profession which journalists are required to abide with. Every third Saturday of the month, we hold a fellowship at…

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‘Thank God for successful four decades career’

Ngwuoke C. Ngwuoke How time flies! It seems just like yesterday. I remember vividly many years ago, the day I walked into the then Imo Broadcasting Service to start a career in journalism, a profession I knew absolutely nothing about. I remember going out to cover what they called assignments ( a word I thought only referred to home works given by the teacher) and returning to scribble what I saw or heard people say. It seems just like yesterday. I remember the day and circumstances that led to my…

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