UCJUI to participate in Commonwealth Student Journalists’ Conference

Commonwealth Journalist Association

Members of the Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ibadan will be participating in a conference of student journalists from commonwealth countries. The programme tagged “EXCITEMENT AND RISK: Prospects for Journalism in the Digital Age” will be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on June 30, 2022.

UCJ UI members will be joining their colleagues virtually.

The conference was put together by the Commonwealth Journalists Association – UK, with student editors from Delhi University, University of Ibadan, Dalhousie University (Canada), Glasgow, Warwick, and Birmingham.

The conference will feature discussions around Reporting Violence & Oppression, Online Networking, The Kigali Summit, and Media Practice in the 21st Century

A keynote address will be delivered by Rachel Corp, Editor at ITV Network News, London. Also, Professor Eghosa Osagae, a former lecturer at UI, and currently Director General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, will be speaking as a panelist.

Some of the panelists include Monideepa Banerjie, Executive Editor, Eastern India, New Delhi Television (NDTV); Mike Owour, Editor, The Nation, Kenya; Omoyele Sowore, Founder-Editor, Sahara Reporters, Nigeria; Caroline Scott, Google News Lab Teaching Fellow for the UK; and Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future.

Other speakers are Rekgotsofetse Chikane, Lecturer, School of Governance, Witwatersrand University; Professor Elaine Unterhalter, UCL Institute of Education; Violet Gonda, President, International Association of Women in Radio and Television; among others.

The conference, which will expose budding journalists to innovative approaches to media practice, is supported and sponsored by Google News Initiative, British Council, Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University, and Birmingham University.

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