Journalism as a sacred calling

Message by Vice President, Mrs Ugonma Cokey, Deputy Director, Training, Voice of Nigeria (VON) at February 2021 fellowship in Lagos What does Journalism do? -It makes people take stock of their lives, what they do, say etc.(they hold people into account, both leaders and the led) -Journalism prevents the public from being misled by statements, actions, organisations etc, through the information they give them. -It provides citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decision about their lives, community, society etc. Sacred: Set apart, made holy, consecrated,…

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‘Journalism is a call we must always trust God to fulfil’

Dayo Emmanuel Fact-Checking journalist with AFP and Business and Development Editor of The Cable, Oluwamayowa Tijani has said that journalism is a calling and journalists must trust God to fulfil the call. Tijani who spoke at the February fellowship of Journalists For Christ in Lagos tagged ‘Faith on the beat,’ relayed several experiences of God’s intervention in his job. “Personally as a journalist, I found that journalism is a calling. A lot of people say that I know how to do things but I know I can’t do anything because…

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Journalism: What’s prayer got to do with it?

Journalism: What’s prayer got to do with it? There is the popular song about prayer being the key, the master key to resolving any issue, but how many of us pray when we need to write a story, get an important source or conduct an interview? I never thought much about praying concerning journalism issues like the ones mentioned above until I read the story of Late John McCandlish Phillips, a former staff of The New York Times in a testimony he shared titled Faith in the Daily News Chase….

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‘I’m grateful journalism has helped me’

PEREIRA OLUWABIMPE MIRACLE I am thankful to God for my mum. She retired recently and I was able to write a book which was dedicated to her. It is my first book. I am just 20 years old and my mum is one who lives a simple lifestyle and I want everyone to see that it is good to live a simple lifestyle. It is not a must that we live an extravagant life, just be simple. In the book, I talked about living life centred on the gospel. There…

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JFC meets on Biblical Journalism

Esther Olaifa The June edition of the Journalists for Christ (JFC) fellowship will hold on Saturday, 15th June 2019. The theme of the programme is The Biblical Journalist, while the guest speaker is General Secretary of Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), Rev. Dare Ajiboye. The programme will hold at the International Press Centre, Dideolu court, Ogba, Lagos by 11am. The fellowship aims at enlighten journalists on reporting various issues based on biblical principles and the activities of the BSN.

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IWD 2019: Women in the media missing at the top

Gender audit of major newspapers in Nigeria by Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach in commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day confirms that only very few women occupy top editorial positions in the country. JFC calls for conscious efforts to redress the imbalance and give more women the opportunity to be involved in major editorial making process in media organisations. The crucial role of women in any human endeavour cannot be overemphasized. Women, like men, have requisite skills and the capacity to perform most, if not all tasks. However,…

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WACC calls for better balance in journalism, world

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has called for better gender balance in journalism and a better world The association which is an international organization that promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people’s dignity and community made the call in a call to action to mark the International Women’s Day 2019 on March 8 Gender balance in journalism according to the organization requires a shift towards media practice that responds to the needs and interests of audiences, half of whom are women. WACC noted that it’s…

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