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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Easter: Develop personal relationship with God, Lagos NUJ urges journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State Council felicitates with all Media professionals and Christian faithful, urging them to develop a personal relationship with God.  This was contained in a media message jointly signed by the union Chairman, Dr. Qasim Akinreti and the Secretary, Comrade Alfred Odifa.  The council leaders enjoined members to always emulate Christ’s virtues of steadfastness, patience, selflessness and good neighbourliness which were among the several lessons taught by Jesus Christ.  Dr. Akinreti said “The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ signifies the end of the fall of…

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‘Make your libraries accessible to people’

By Timilehin Ayomide and Temitayo Adeyemi President of Journalists For Christ (JFC), Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin has called on journalists with rich libraries to make their books accessible to interested persons. Otufodunrin made the call at the monthly fellowship of the organisation with the theme ‘Ministry of Writing’ held at the CEE-HOPE Conference Hall, Ogba, Lagos. According to him, many people have rich libraries locked away in their homes without people benefiting from the books. “We find that many people lock their books up in personal libraries away from those who…

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Dossier of a Christian journalist

BOOK TITLE: MY DOSSIER AUTHOR:        Wole Olarinde PAGES  :        132 PUBLISHER: Benefits Media Ministry REVIEWER:     Gbenga Osinaike As simple as it may look, writing an autobiography usually does not always come easy. The author is usually caught in the dilemma of writing facts about himself and what he wants the public to read.  As much as the author would love to lay the facts bare, autobiographies are not usually 100 percent accurate presentation of a man’s life or trajectory. So, going through the length of the book: My Dossier by Wole…

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Journalists urged to be their Sisters’ Keepers

By Rhoda Olorunfemi President of Journalists for Christ (JFC) Mr  Lekan Otufodunrin has urged journalists to be their sisters’ keepers while on duty. Otufodunrin who  made the call on Saturday at the monthly fellowship of the organisation  noted  that women are not well represented in the industry at various levels. He disclosed  that a  research by the JFC to mark the International Women’s Day revealed that very few women occupy top managerial positions. Using 2 Timothy 1: 1-5 as the text for the month, Otufodunrin stressed that journalists should check on one another…

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How to be your sister’s keeper in the media

In commemoration of the International Women’s  Day  #IWD2019, Journalists for Christ on Saturday, March 23, 2019 held a special fellowship on the theme #Balanceforbetter with a discussion on how to be Sister’s keeper in the newsroom and on the beat. Here are some of the suggestions by participants at the fellowship. Don’t discriminate against female journalists in recruitment of staff on the assumption that they cannot cope with the requirements of the job. Look out for young female journalists to mentor on how to excel on the job, avoid being…

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