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NUCJ AAUA Trains Members, Guests Highlight The Importance Of Being A Campus Journalist

-Adesida Eunice

A One-day journalism training was conducted by the Nigerian Union of Campus Journalists (NUCJ), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, was held on Saturday, 28th of September 2018, at the Mass Communication relaxation center; were guest speakers at the event gave an educative talk on The Roles Of Journalist In Rejuvenating Societal Values.

The campus Journalism Hub seminar comprises of journalists from various media organizations on campus, where oasis media wasn't left out.

The campus journalism Hub will be the first of its kind in the history of journalism in the university as a far campus journalism is concerned.

One of the speakers, Mr Richard ilesanmi, a correspondent at the Ondo state Radiovision Cooperation spoke on the values of journalism, which he made mention of religious tolerance involved.

He goes further on discussing the roles of journalist in the society in fighting against certain vices in the society, and in doing this, he said, "Journalist should set agenda for deterrence and he/she must bring order to chaos"; emphasizing on the involvement of journalists in what happens in the society.

Another speaker, Mr Seyi Oluwalade, a graduate of English studies and a staff at the Information Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPRU) said, "the essence of journalism is to bring back certain values to life and to bring normality to the society.". He urged aspiring Journalists to start imbibing that.

Another speaker who is also a Journalist and a graduate of Business Administration, Adekunle Ajasin University, laid emphasise on interest as an headway In journalism.

Despite the fact that he wasn't in the communication fields, he had passion for it and decided in furthering into journalism field in which a good journalist must inculcate. He addressed further on the ethics of journalism and made mention of accuracy as an important ethic in the field.

Towards the end of the training, questions were raised by Ifeoluwa Taiwo, a member of Echo media on accuracy of journalism; Peter Oluwasola from legal kekenke on security threats which the guests did justice to by answering them.

The President of NUCJ AAUA and some other executives spoke on some important parts of journalism and certain rules guiding journalism.

The President, Miss Adekola Mercy spoke on News Report Accuracy and Balancing; The Vice President (Administration), explained to members what Investigative Journalism entails; while the Editor-in-Chief of Sparkle Media, Oyetunji Oyindamola; and Acting Editor-in-Chief of Echo Media, Ikulajolu Adesola, spoke on Yellow Journalism and Campus Journalism Victimization and Management, respectively.

The training ended with a group photograph.

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