Adeleke Yusuf in Abeokuta
The founder of Penpushing media Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji has urged journalism students to guide against falsehood in their reportage, stressing that fake news dissemination will only destroy the profession and society at large.
Penpushing reports that, the former Zonal Secretary of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) gave the advice while addressing the journalism trainee at the inauguration of the new executive of the National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors (NANCE)
The veteran journalist stated that, the best way to be a good and successful reporter is adhering strictly to the ethics of the profession, and always have at the back of their minds, as taught in school that, ‘if you are in doubt, you leave out’
Penpushing further reports that, Kayode-Adedeji pointed out that, it is not a must a journalist should break news, if yet to get authentic facts and figures of stories being work on, adding that, a fake news attributed to a reporter is a dent on his credibility which may last forever
The media executive encouraged the students to do more of investigative journalism, than looking for press releases to write stories, all time, stressing that only a lazy reporter will engage too much on press statements/
Penpushing also reports that, he said, investigative journalism brings journalists to limelight, and therefore advised them to always go extra mile for exclusive stories, which will stand them out and bring them to peak of the profession
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