by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Media Practitioners and organizations have been charged to begin to upload contents of both print and broadcast media on the internet, in line with the trend of digitalization where people access various media contents via smart phones.
The former Head of Mass Communications of the University of Jos, Dr. Taye Obateru, disclosed this, while delivering a paper at the Nigerian Standard Newspaper in Jos the Plateau State, in a one-day in-house training workshop of the chapel.
According to him, journalists add value to the society, and called on organizations to begin to go multimedia where both broadcast and print content are made available on their websites.
Dr. Obateru stated that, journalists in the country, who cannot equip themselves with the requisite knowledge of I.C.T., are capable of losing their jobs and relevancy in the nearest future.
He charged journalists on capacity building in meeting contemporary challenges facing the pen profession in Nigeria.
According to him, the advent of new media has created varieties of opportunities, both national and international, for journalists to continue to strife as people whom the society mostly relies upon.
He said it is time to blend traditional journalism with the new media, waving away narratives that the profession will be threatened by the growth of technology in the media industry.
The General Manager of the Plateau Publishing Corporation (PPC), publishers of The Nigerian Standard, Dr. Boniface Gobit, said the working environment is not conducive but journalists continue to give their best over the years.
He promised to continue to support the news department, which is the brain behind the survival of the organization.