Online Media Professionals in Ondo State have been charged to maintain the quality and professional reportage of news, devoid of bias.
The Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the State, Comrade Adetona Aderoboye, gave the charge during the inauguration of new executive members of the association in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Tuesday.
Aderoboye, who was represented by the council’s secretary, Leke Adegbite, said the council recognises the efforts of the Online Media Professionals in adding value to the profession most especially when it comes to investigative journalism in the state.
The NUJ chairman added that members of the Online Media Professionals should uphold peace journalism and never undermined a peaceful society as “no one can practice journalism in a state of anarchy.”
In his response, the new Chairman of Online Media Professionals in the state, Hakeem Adebumiti, assured the people of the state of balanced reportage devoid of sentiments.
Adebumiti urged the new executives to live above board and work towards the development of the association.
He added that members of the Online Media Professionals will continue to promote and work in tandem with the ethics of the profession.
In his remarks, the Secretary of the association, Temitope Adedeji, thanked the electoral committee and various stakeholders for their supports and encouragements at achieving a working association.
The newly elected executive members are
1. Hakeem Adebumiti – Chairman (The Precision NG)
2. Joseph Olusola – Vice Chairman (News Track)
3. Temitope Adedeji – Secretary (WesternPost)
4. Isaac Olasainde – Assistant Secretary (The Patriot)
5. Mary Agidi – Treasurer (Jats Online)
6. Israel Fagbemigun – Financial Secretary (Nigerian Cable News)