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Press Release: Campus Reporter of The CJID to Host a Conversation on The Future of Journalism

The Campus Reporter Project of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is set to hold this month’s edition of the Generations in Conversation Series. The theme for this month is “The Future of Journalism: Emerging Skills and Enduring Values”. 

The conversation, which will be held virtually, will gather over 300 student and mainstream journalists and is aimed at mitigating the skill gaps between traditional and new-age journalism. As part of CJID’s effort to strengthen intergenerational exchange of thoughts and ideas in the media, this edition will feature Dapo Olorunyomi and Ruona Meyer. 

Dapo Olorunyomi is the publisher of Premium Times and the Chief Executive Officer of CJID. He has been in the media space for three decades, and his work as an editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review and the Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), New York.

Ruona Meyer is the Manager of the Africa Initiative, Solutions Journalism Network. She is a solutions journalism expert, researcher, and media trainer with over 19 years of experience across Africa, The UK, The Netherlands, and Germany. She is also an Emmy-nominated multimedia investigative journalist with over 12 years of experience.

The conversation is scheduled to hold by 6 pm on Friday, 14 April 2023, and is open to students of journalism, communications, philosophy, political science, and other disciplines. It is also open to early career journalists, mainstream journalists, and the general public. Interested individuals can register to be a part of the conversation here.


Busola Ajibola
Deputy Director, CJID

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