Youths Digest Constitute Screening Committee for 2020 Campus Journalism Awards




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As the deadline for the Campus Awards, CJA 2020 draws closer, Youths Digest, organisers of the have announced members of the screening Committee saddled with the responsibility of screening the entries to select the finalists the .

CJA which is its 3rd edition, is the first campus set aside for student journalists tertiary institutions across Nigeria and other African countries.

This year’s edition will consider 30 finalists to vie for 15 categories. The 15 awards up for grabs at event include “Upcoming Writer”, “ Writer”, “ Writer”, “Reporter”, “Gender Equality Reporter”, “Broadcaster” and “Photo-journalist”.

Others are: “Penclub”, “Author ()”, “Social Media Influencer”, “Investigative Journalist”, “Features Writer”, “Editor”, “Print Magazine” and “Campus Journalist of the Year”.

Entries will be closed on Monday, 10 February, 2020, while the grand ceremony will on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in Abuja.

According to Gidado Shuaib, the convener of the awards and editor of Youths Digest, the committee was set up in a bid to promote in the process of honouring outstanding journalists.

He noted the panel will determine the modus operandi to select the winners of each categories.

The panel will be headed by Alfred Olufemi, a journalist with Premium Times newspaper and a three- winner in the previous editions of the awards.

Other members of panel include; Adekunle Adebajo, an investigative journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR); Adejumo Kabir, the executive director of Campus Press Hub, Maryam Abdullahi, the 2019 winner of the best campus journalist category of CJA and Olanrewaju Oyedeji.

Meanwhile, in his statement of acceptance, Mr Olufemi urged campus journalists across the country to apply for this edition, which promises benefits to winners.

“The award is a really competitive one but I can assure you the panel will deliver nothing but its best while judging the entries. Good luck to all entrants!” He said.

Source: PRNigeria