The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers(GOCOP,) on Monday called for joint effort by genuine operators in the media industry to flush out charlatans masquerading as online Publishers.
Penpushing reports that, President of the Guild Ms. Maureen Chigbo, made the call while officially speaking at the all-important one-day roundtable media forum attended by chieftains of the media, including members of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN; Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria ,(BON); Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).
The former Ogun State Governor and leading leader in journalism profession, Chief Segun Osoba piloted the program which has the theme,”Media Roundtable: Deepening Media Professionalism through Co-regulation”, held in Lagos State
Penpushing further reports that, Chigbo in addition to her appeal urged industry leaders to build synergy among themselves to prevail on banks and other major advertisers to deny the charlatans adverts and channel same to the Guild of Online Corporate Publishers (GOCOP) member-organisations as a deliberate policy to empower the genuine online publishers and make the business self-sustaining.
The President whose presentation attracted thunderous ovation from the gathering explained that the Guild of Online Corporate Publishers (GOCOP,) mindful of the need to raise the bar in online publishing, has instituted an in-house disciplinary committee and ombudsman mechanism to deepen professionalism and serve as a means for aggrieved members of the public to seek redress.
Penpushing also reports that, Guild of Online Corporate Publishers(GOCOP) has been in existence for eight years as a peer review body of online publishers who are guided by the code of ethics of journalism.
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