As part of its efforts to address challenges facing student journalist on campus, Youths’ Digest Magazine, the organiser of the annual campus journalism awards, in partnership with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is set to organise the first edition of the Campus Journalism Dialogue (CJD) .
This development came as they called for application from student- writers and Campus Journalists across NorthWestern Universities in the country , PEN PRESS UDUS can reliably report.
In a statement signed by the dialogue media officer, Mahmud Abdulsalam , the dialogue would feature student writers and campus journalists across all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, starting from the North-west geopolitical zone.
The three-day event has also been fixed for April .
The statement read in part;
“Youths Digest in partnership with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is calling on students-writers and Campus Journalists across all tertiary institutions in Northwest geopolitical zone to participate in it maiden ‘Campus Journalism Dialogue’ (CJD)”
The 3-day event according to the organisers would educate participants on issues such as hate speech, fake news, defamation, libelous publication and brown envelope syndrome, among others, in contemporary journalism practice”
“Students of mass communication, gifted students with common flair for creative writing from other departments and Campus Journalists can start sending their opinion articles, literary works, news reports, among other genres of publications to email@example.com, with ‘My CJD application’ as subject” the statement emphasised.
All applications are to contain applicants details; name, school, level, contact, email address and passport photo with titles and weblinks of their published articles/creative writings/News reports attached on or before 28th February, 2019″
The statement also noted that successful applicants will be fully-sponsored to attend the dialogue. Also, mouth-watering gifts and monetary prizes has been lined-up for participants who produce quality, authoritative, edifying and top-notch writings during the course of the event.
“50 applicants will be shortlisted and fully-sponsored to attend the CJD after a panel of judges comprising seasoned journalists, accomplished academics and prolific writers, have assessed all entries” Mr Mahmud noted in the media statement calling for application.
Eminent resource persons, academics and celebrated Nigerian journalists will deliver talks on fake news, hate speech, social media and other contemporary issues affecting journalism practice in the 21st century, while also offering sound mentorship to the students.” It added.