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Making Ethics Go Viral for Online Journalism

The viral nature of news and information dissemination through the online media platforms has been an intriguing feature. Add to this the online media’s efficiency at breaking news on the go. Needless to say, many online media today lack credibility which is part of the reasons why the traditional media such as print and television…

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IGP speaks on arrest of Elombah brothers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has broken his silence on the arrest of journalists of elombah.com. Operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had whisked Daniel and Timothy Elombah, publisher and editor of the platform, from their Anambra residence on Monday. Daniel, who was later released in Abuja, said six males were arrested on the…

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“We Have a Mandate to Instill High Ethical Standards in Online Journalism” – Ogannah, Publishers’ Union President

SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, (THEWILL) – Austyn Ogannah, the President of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), is advocating that high ethical standards in online journalism in Nigeria must return so that eroding public trust can be restored. Ogannah, 43, is also the President of media company THEWILL MEDIA and editor-in-chief of digital news news website…

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Social Media Bill: OPAN Trustees Drag Senate To Court

  As controversy continues to trail the social media bill before the Senate, the registered trustees of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has dragged the upper chamber of the National Assembly to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over the bill. In the originating summons Wednesday brought under Order 3 Rules 6 and…

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Responding to digital change: Insights from The Huffington Post

To take advantage of the widespread use of social media and smartphones, publishers need to “understand how to get news out to the largest possible audience”. This is the advice of Jimmy Maymann, president, content and consumer brands at AOL, The Huffington Post’s parent company. The outlet turned 10 years old in May and revealed its…

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With 120+ News Publishers Signed On, Google Opens Applications For $170M DNI Innovation Fund

Search giant Google today is taking the next step in its bid to rehabilitate its relationship with the news and publishing industry. In Europe today, the company is opening up applications for startups and others who are interested in receiving grants from Google’s Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund: Google has put aside €150 million ($170 million) for startups and others building…

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