Pressing for Progress in the Media

All thanks and appreciation to God Almighty for this grand opportunity to stand before wonderful people of a very noble pen profession. Don’t be surprised that I call ours a noble profession because I know for sure and for certainty there is a greater measure of nobility in a profession that allows one to be creative, novel, courageous and determined to dare make a difference in a dynamic world. So, I am really excited to be here after so many years I last attended the Fellowship. Treating the topic of…

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How to be a purpose-driven journalist

KEY TAKE AWAYS FROM JOURNALISTS FOR CHRIST FELLOWSHIP; JANUARY 2018. Compiled by Yemisi Otufodunrin Theme: Purpose Driven Journalism Text: 2Kings 2:1-15 We cannot afford to live our lives as if there is no purpose for our existence. It is the knowledge of where you are headed that keeps you going. There must be something you are living for. To be a purpose driven Journalist; >>> Ask God for His plan and purpose for your career. >>> Have a vision of what you want to accomplish. Draft your vision and mission…

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Work hard and smart, Otufodunrin advises journalists

By Adeyinka Akintunde President of Journalists for Christ, Lekan Otufodunrin has advised journalists against working hard alone. For him, a journalist should not just work hard, but also work smart. Speaking on the topic “Purpose-Driven Journalism” at the January Fellowship of  JFC  held on Saturday, 20th January 2018 at the International Press Centre, Lagos, the Online Editor of The Nation Newspaper said it is risky for any one, particularly journalists to live life without purpose. Based on the biblical text from 2 Kings 2:1-15, Otufodunrin said journalists should  have a…

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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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