Nigerian Journalists commend Polaris Bank’s Annual Media Workshop

The Nigerian journalists who participated in the fourth edition of the media capacity-building session for media which was organised by Polaris Bank have expressed satisfaction at the quality of the workshop, which had in attendance over 152 participants.

Penpushing reports that, cross session of them expressed their appreciation to Polaris Bank for the consistency in hosting the media seminar, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, with assurances that they would put to judicious use the rich nuggets learned from the workshop.

The Deputy Group Business Editor of The Nation newspapers, Taofik Salako in his remarks noted that the workshop was very educative and informative, stressing that as a matter of fact, h acquired new knowledge and information as regards Cybercrime Law

Penpushing further reports that, Toyibat Ajose in her own reactions said, Polaris Bank has indeed over the years shown consistency as a media-friendly brand by organising this annual high-impact capacity- building workshop for Nigerian journalists to broaden our horizons and enable them practice more professionally.

Penpushing also reports that, the Group Head, Strategic Brand Management of Polaris Bank, Nduneche Ezurike while welcoming participants which include renowned Publishers, Editors, Managing Directors of Media Establishments, reporters, and other media-inclined professionals, emphasized that, the Bank remains committed to its corporate citizenship of contributing to the development of the media in Nigeria

The Group Head  explained that since Polaris Bank took up the responsibility of empowering media practitioners in 2018, the media has been better for it, adding that the highly engaging sessions, anchored by some of the best in the industry, have helped media practitioners to raise the bar of their practice while avoiding landmines that could ruin their blossoming careers.

‘Polaris Bank, working through respective State Councils of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has trained journalists in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, Rivers, and Abuja on contemporary issues such as: Best Media Practice, Fact Checking, Impact of Fake News, Digital Journalism, Art of Story Telling in a Digital Age, Media Convergence & Transitioning to a Multi-Media Journalist’, he stated.

Penpushing reports that, Ezurike pointed out that since the commencement of this initiative, over 3,000 Nigerian journalists have directly participated in the Media Workshop, a key feature of the Banks’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) intervention.

The Founder and Publisher of TheCable, Simon Kolawole facilitated the topic: “Managing a Virtual Newsroom’, while “The CyberCrime Law and You” was anchored by Eric Orji, a top Legal Practitioner and Principal Partner from E.A Orji & Co Law Firm.

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