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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Journalists, Church leaders urged to help curb corruption

Journalists and church leaders have been urged to be in the vanguard of curbing corruption in the country. The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the July fellowship meeting of Journalists for Christ (JFC) in Lagos. The theme of the fellowship was “The Role of the Media and the Church In curbing corruption in Nigeria”. Participants at the meeting noted that corruption exists in the media and in the church, and it has eaten very deep into these sectors, just as it has in the…

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Journalists as Voice of the Voiceless

Message by Pastor  David Odunayo at April 2018 Fellowship Every Christian journalist is a voice sent forth by God to be a voice of the voiceless majority. Just like John the Baptist was the voice sent by God in the wilderness, every Christian journalist is God’s voice sent forth to represent the one whose voice can’t be heard in the high places. In Genesis. 40 : 14, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s chief cup bearer after interpreting his dream to him “But when all goes well with you, remember me and…

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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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The Need for Christian Journalists in Africa

Paper presented on behalf of Director of World Journalism Institute, New York , Robert Case II at the Journalists for Christ, Nigeria reception for Belz International Media fellows in Lagos on August 21, 2010 While there has always been the cosmic struggle between truth and falsehood, between good and evil, between the best laid plans of man (e.g., tower of Babel) and the plans of God). this conflict has been intensified into an outright cultural war in our post-modern, post Christian age by the mass or mainstream media in the…

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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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Mainstreaming gender in media reporting

MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN MEDIA REPORTING BY BETTY ABAH Presentation at JFC’s workshop) Definition: Gender mainstreaming is the public policy concept of assessing the different implications for women and men of any planned policy action, including legislation and programmes, in all areas and levels. Gender Mainstreaming is about equality, equity, it is about justice, it is about balance. Why Gender Mainstreaming in the media? Because in Africa, most times, editors, reporters and even the reading public are victims of the socialization of patriarchy and tend to see things, almost always from…

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