NAOSNP MEDIA WORKSHOP: OVER 125 JOURNALISTS, INCLUDING OBA ADEOYE LAUD EVENT
Members of the fourth estate have praised the inaugural edition of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP media workshop, which took place last Wednesday, as a remarkable initiative to educate mediamen on best practises on the job, according to NAOSNP.
The programme also provided an excellent opportunity to advocate for press freedom and to foster good ties between security agencies and journalists in Nigeria.
Mr Oba Adeoye, a frontline journalist who spoke during the event, stated that journalism goes beyond writing or broadcasting to inform, educate, and entertain the audience, but also to set the agenda for the general public.
He also objected to the idea of reducing journalism to a copy-and-paste operation, in which journalists, particularly new media journalists, rely on others to bolster their platform. He urged journalists to set goals for themselves and develop distinct writing patterns, particularly for internet media. He cautioned web writers not to rely solely on a limited method of writing to interest readers, instead relying on SEO and Jetpack for guidance.
Adeoye, the founder of Journalism NG and former News Director at LTV 8, took use of the chance to offer advice to journalists on how to run their businesses. According to NAOSNP, he advised practitioners to obtain Google Assent, Affiliate Marketing, and Advertorials, which are content written specifically for advertising.
‘They are occasionally inserted in between stories,’ he explained.
The workshop was established on the concept that reporting security issues is a crucial component of journalism that requires tutorial and patriotism, according to Samson Oki, President of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP. He believes that this will considerably assist journalists in honing their skills in security reporting.
Other workshop participants encouraged media professionals to continue to support the truth despite the current problems that the noble profession faces. They were also tasked with safeguarding national security and interest as the 2023 elections near.
The event featured speakers and panellists such as AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos who was ably represented by Superintendent of Police (SP) Ibrahim Bakare as Chief Host, Speakers and panellists also include Major Augustine Kolawole Bello, PRO 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army(NA), Ikeja, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, Mr. Matthew Ibadin(CEO, Badinson security), Major Augustine Kolawole Bello, PRO 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army(NA), Ikeja, Major Augustine