How to be an excellent journalist

By Esther Olaifa Journalists and media professionals in Nigeria have been advised to strive for excellence in their practice. Media Specialist, Akin Olaniyan made the call at the November 2021 fellowship of Journalists for Christ held in Lagos on the theme “The pursuit of excellence in the media” Olaniyan a former Deputy Editor of The Punch and Corporate Communication specialist with Zenith Bank said excellence involves moving from ordinary to extraordinary. “We all must strive hard to excel in our profession because excellence does not come cheap. We must be…

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Living a life of Certainty in an Uncertain World

Jpeg Source: Internet The world we now live in gives us a lot of reasons to want to throw in the towel, due to the level of uncertainty around us. People go out with the fear of not returning in one piece. Parents leave their kids at home with afraid of the unknown. Everyone goes about their businesses unsure of new policies by the government which might affect their operations. However, there is a disclaimer! As believers, are we supposed to live in such panic with the countless promises in…

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Working while waiting

Have you ever pondered on what it means to work while waiting? I mean why do I need to work when the Word of God said everything pertaining to life and Godliness has been given to me? Isn’t that a pointer to the fact that all I need do is to relax, and enjoy all that God has worked out for me. But, have you forgotten that Paul admonishes us in the book of Thessalonians 3:10b, that if anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat. Shocking? That’s just…

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Stop Wasting Your Time Complaining

Photo Credit: Jessy Renold Complaining is a draining act that leaves you ineffective, and make you unappreciative. Although, surrounding our lives are situation that are worth complaining about, but if we are careful to take note of those things we keep complaining about, they never get better, until we brace up to make a change happen. A story is told of a wiseman who people visit to complain about the same problem over and over again. One day, he decided to tell them a joke and they all roared with…

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What every Christian Journalist should know

Christian journalists, in short, can have the joy of offering salt, not sugar, and not acid. We can publish what we believe to be true, not what we or someone else would like to be true. Christian journalists can have the joy of speaking up for those it’s convenient to forget: the unborn, the unemployed, the uneducated victimized by poor schools, and the politically unfashionable. We can know that we are fallen sinners, but sinners who look upward and create a no-scream zone within a high-decibel society.

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