A commercial banks in Nigeria, Polaris bank in its corporate responsibility trains online journalists on accurate and objective reportage.
The one-day training that took place in Abuja on Thursday, May 16, 2019 exposed online journalists to the importance of accurate and objective reportage in a corporate society.
The instructor Taiwo Obe pointing out the importance of the media in the society said the concept is one of its kind that will not only benefit Polaris bank but also the society at large. He said the training of the journalists for accurate reportage is very important.
“This concept is in appreciation of the good will enjoyed from the members of the public, Considering it as a way of giving back to the public in a special way, Polaris decided to train journalists in other to eradicate or reduce the problems fake news in the society. ”, Taiwo said.
Taiwo Obe went as far as teaching journalist how to detect fake news, manage fake news from spreading and turn fake news into a useful element of information to the public.
The one day training started about 9AM and focused on exemplary ethics of professional journalism with theme, “On-line Journalism in the Era of Fake News”. The training saw many veteran journalists in attendance.
The organiser pooled journalists from different organizations to the one-day Polaris Bank Media Capacity Building Session.
The Head, Corporate Communication at Polaris Bank, Rasheed Bolarinwa appreciated the fact that journalist are the cradle of information and if well trained, the society.
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