At a time when the Nigerian media is going through ethical crisis, an initiative to promote media etiquette and professionalism is being championed by a young Nigerian, Rosemary Egabor.
Miss Egabor is doing this through a series of networking programmes and media outreaches for media houses and practitioners in the Nigeria's media space. At seminar organised by her initiative, NAIJ.com and other media houses were taken through inspiring sessions of etiquette reporting and ethical issues in media reporting.
At the training, journalists from online, print and broadcast genre were inspired with confidence to stand up to their responsibilities without compromising. Once more, these media practitioners were reminded about their position as the voice of the masses, and how important professional etiquette is a priority.
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After the media etiquette training, the CEO of Urban 10 Hub Limited, Rosemary Egabor launched a mediahangoutng campaign to encourage the younger generation in journalism to stands against poor reportage, zero investigative journalism, high level of illiteracy, news falsehood in social which are used as a tool for attack. Mavi Isibor opined that the media etiquette is to help build professionalism in the media industry. Isibor said: “Etiquette will help professionals in the media industry reflect confidence, build inter-personal skills, strong relationships and prevent misgivings with important stakeholders."
At a later date, a cocktail organised by the initiative media personalities discussed issues affecting the industry while they network to form a common bond.
At a media cocktail after the training, media personalities were hosted to an evening of fun. It was also an opportunity to discuss issues affecting the media industry in Nigeria.