Osoba Advocates Community Media, Improved Remuneration for Journalists By Chukwu Daniel Ogbonna


Chief Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State, has called for the establishment of more media organisations in order to meet the information needs of people in the local communities of the country.

He made the call while speaking at a lecture held by the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), on Thursday, at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos.

Highlighting the role community media have to play in the various localities in promoting developmental programmes, Osoba observed that local media will complement mainstream media in the reportage of community as well development issues.

Osoba also stressed the imperativeness of engaging online and traditional media with view to publishing more localized contents.

“The newspapers will not die. Tomorrow is for internet online newspapers I foresee a tomorrow of free newspapers. We are not going to kill the traditional media, but we are all going to move to the social media,” he said.

However, he said in the interest of national security, that journalists should shun unethical practices common among bloggers who he described as “not having any journalism background,” adding that this will promote the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.

Discussion25 Comments

  1. Heya! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does building a well-established blog like yours require a
    large amount of work? I’m completely new to writing a blog however I do write in my diary every day.

    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience
    and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring
    blog owners. Thankyou!

  2. Genuinely no matter if someone doesn’t know afterward its up to other visitors that they will help, so
    here it happens.

  3. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It truly
    useful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to provide one
    thing again and aid others like you aided me.

  4. Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.

    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show
    the same results.

  5. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue along with your website in internet explorer,
    might test this? IE still is the marketplace chief and a good section of
    other people will leave out your excellent writing due to this problem.

  6. My spouse and I stumbled over here different website and thought I may as well check things out.

    I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to
    checking out your web page for a second time.

  7. Itss national bank is taking legal action against dozens of individuals
    and institutions, like RCBC bank, which denies breaching any guidelines.

    Here is my blog; penzu.com

  8. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right.

    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information!

  9. Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or
    did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few
    simple tweeks would really make my blog shine. Please let
    me know where you got your theme. With thanks

  10. I do trust all the concepts you have introduced for your
    post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are
    too quick for novices. May just you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

  11. I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve added you guys to our blogroll.

Leave A Reply