Polaris Bank’s annual workshop impacts 3,000 journalists in 4yrs

Polaris Bank has said that since inception, its annual media workshop, a key feature of the Banks’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) intervention, has directly impacted over 3,000 Nigerian journalists.

To achieve this, the Bank said it has worked through the respective State Councils of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and has trained practitioners in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, Rivers, and Abuja on contemporary issues

These include Best Media Practice, Fact Checking, Impact of Fake News, Digital Journalism, Art of Storytelling in a Digital Age, and Media Convergence & Transitioning to a Multi-Media Journalist.

The Bank disclosed this during the fourth edition of the journalists’ capacity-building session, which was held virtually on Thursday.

Welcoming participants and declaring the workshop open, the Group Head, Strategic Brand Management, Polaris Bank, Nduneche Ezurike, said the Bank remains committed to its corporate citizenship of contributing to the development of the media in Nigeria.

He explained that since Polaris Bank took up the responsibility of empowering media practitioners in 2018, the media has been the better for it.

He added that the highly engaging sessions, anchored by some of the best professionals in the industry, have helped media practitioners to raise the bar of their practice, while avoiding landmines that could ruin their blossoming careers.

The Bank remains committed to its corporate citizenship of contributing to the development of the media in Nigeria.

A cross-section of journalists who participated in this year’s edition expressed excitement at the quality of the workshop.

The year’s edition had in attendance over 152 participants, including renowned publishers, editors, managing directors of media houses, reporters, and other media-inclined professionals.

Most of the participants expressed their appreciation to Polaris Bank for the consistency in hosting the annual media seminar, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They promised to put to judicious use the rich nuggets learned from the workshop.

Founder and Publisher of TheCable, Simon Kolawole, facilitated the topic: “Managing a Virtual Newsroom,” while “The CyberCrime Law & You” was anchored by Eric Orji, a top Legal Practitioner and Principal Partner from E.A Orji & Co Law Firm.

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