Media experts have called for a paradigm shift in reportage from Traditional to Peace Journalism.


By Abubakar Baba Ahmad


Some journalists in Bauchi have joined their counterparts across the country for a three day workshop on Peace Journalism.

The virtual training which centred on developing a Peace Journalism PJ reporting plan for media houses is a collaborative effort between US embassy in Nigeria, Channels Academy and the Nigeria Union of Journalists.

In a presentation, the Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism Park University USA Steven Youngblood said journalists serve the people, hence the need for them to be balanced and objective in their reportage.

Steven Youngblood who is also an Associate Professor of Communication argued that media houses should replace traditional style of journalism with Peace Journalism to avoid sensationalism, marginalisation and negativity in reportage.

He advised them to always consider their safety first before embarking on any journalistic duty.

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