Prof. Greg Ibe has expressed that activities and innovations of our higher institutions, including universities are under reported in the media. He stated this while hosting participants during a training for AcademiaUncut on-campus reporters.
The Editor-in-Chief of AcademiaUncut, Mr Ikenna Emewu in his lecture titled “The New Media, not a passing fad anymore” stated that data is the most valuable commodity in the world today. He highlighted the the popularity of Internet usage, commanding usage among 57% of the global population. He noted that most contents on the Internet are harmful, unverified and untraceable.
Prof. Emma Owuamalam, a professor of Mass Communication in Abia State University and fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations gave a brief history of journalism and broadcasting in Nigeria. He recalled how pidgin English was introduced to broadcast in Nigeria Gregory UniversityBoma Erokosima of Radio River 2 FM in 1983. He paid tribute to deceased veteran journalists, including the late Arthur Nwankwo. Prof. Owuamalam emphasised that journalists must maintain focus and objectivism.
Also speaking at the event, Mr Magus Eze, a seasoned journalist enjoined the reporters to imbibe the ethics of journalism, stating that journalists must maintain credibility in their profession. He noted that “balance is the hallmark of journalism.”
The training was attended Gregory Universitythe Director General of Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State, Mr. Anyaso Anyaso Onyekachi, representives of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and participants from different Universities in the South East and South South regions, including participants from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Petroleum Training Institute, Warri and Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
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