12 July 2021 by Olusegun Oyenibi
A three day critical Media Practice Workshop with the theme: “The Convergence Journalism” has ended in Obajana, Kogi State with a call to journalists to be professional in their reportage.
Organised by the Folio Media in collaboration with a Company in Obajana, said the workshop also focused on ways information could be disseminated effectively using the twenty first century technology and online platforms for maximum output.
Lead consultant at the occasion, Abdulkareem Aminu, said the convergence of the media has transformed the means of communication with the help of online media, blogging, social network platforms among others and urged journalists and media owners to avail themselves of the development to make their content accepted in the emerging world of the media.
In his lecture another consultant with Folio Media, Lekan Otufodunrin represented by Theophilus Abah charged journalists to add virtue to their reporting by packaging audio, visuals and news report to reach their targeted audience.
According to him, the emergence of the social media calls for reorientation of journalists to upgrade their skills in the emerging media world.
In his presentation, a senior lecturer with the Kogi State University, Anyigba, Doctor Mohammed Onakpa, whose lecture centered on Public Relations and Advertising said branding and rebranding is key to success as it is timeless and attract customers to products.
Doctor Onakpa said media practitioners must be innovative in the emerging media world of competition to be impactful.
Chairman, Kogi State Council of the NUJ, Comrade Adeiza Momohjimoh expressed appreciation to Folio Media and the company for organising the workshop to sharpen the skills of media professionals amdist the emergence of the new media.
Highlight of the workshop was presentation of certificates to participants.