Monday, 12 September 2016

ACJ OAU Inducts New Members, Launches Correspondence Chapel

The Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) OAU, the 45 year old conglomeration of Press bodies on OAU campus, inducted its newest members on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September, 2016.

The programme commenced on Friday, 9th September, 2016 with a workshop and film show organised for the inductees. The induction proper was held on Saturday, 10th September. The programme commenced with a welcome address by the Chairman of the Guild of Editors, Adeyeye Ifeoluwa, who was the MC for the event. The General Secretary of the Association, Miss Adebayo Faith, then orientated the inductees on the structure of the association and the librarian, Mr Olasunkanmi Okeowo enlightened the inductees about the internship, workshops and their libraries.

The President of the association, Mr Olanrewaju Oyedeji, also addressed the inductees; advising them to be creative and diligent. The Editors-in-chief present also gave the inductees some basic tips concerning journalism on the OAU campus.

Afterwards, the guest speaker; The Chairman of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) of the Osun state correspondent chapel, Mr Hamid Oyewole lectured the inductees on the topic, 'Traditional Media, New Media and Campus Journalism'. In the course of his lecture, Mr Oyewole implored the inductees to be adequately involved in the new media i.e blogs, social media etc and that they should also endeavour to expand their horizon to traditional media i.e TV, radio, print media, for the sake of job opportunities.

The programme rounded off with the launching of the first campus correspondence chapel and the representatives of the various news agencies on campus were initiated by the guest speaker.

We at OAU Peeps hereby use this medium to congratulate the inductees, we wish them the very best in their practice on campus.

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