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Category: iThink!


Beyond Textbooks: Punch Foundation, Historians, American Corner, Academics stress importance of Cartooning on Educational Development in Nigeria

For many, the word “cartoon” evokes caricatures that tend to prompt laughter when captured with creativity and punch.

However, journalists have come to understand that while a picture says a thousand words, cartoons evoke powerful emotions that inspire or trigger both intended and unintended outcomes.

Akin Lasekan is recognized as the first cartoonist in Nigeria, having worked with the West African Pilot newspaper. It’s interesting to note that in 1908, “Fantasmagorie,” considered by animation historians as the world’s first cartoon, was released.

As the power of cartoons evolved, they became established as a vital force within the political struggle to liberate Nigeria from British colonization.

Today, editorial journalism recognizes that sketching and cartooning deserve a prime spot in Nigeria’s educational development, as captured by Jimoh’s reporting for LightRay! Media.

By admin , in Books Ignite Inside stories iThink! , at February 23, 2024

Empowering Voices: LightRay! African and Global Women in Media Leadership Project Meets Elizabeth Esan

In the realm of media leadership, voices often echo the sentiments of society, shaping narratives, and holding power to account. The LightRay! African and Global Women in Media Leadership Project seeks to illuminate the experiences and insights of women at the forefront of journalism, highlighting their challenges, triumphs, and aspirations.

By admin , in Ignite Super Conscious Woman Series , at February 21, 2024

LightRay! Books and Literary Society: Prof Soyinka @90 and Why CORAVille is the Rave for Young and Experienced Writers

In the age of AI and digital access to books, the reading culture and manner of book consumption continues to be a talking point. Audio books and video dramatisation or reading of books is now the rave. For eco-friendly champions, though, it would seem printed books is a clash on saving the trees and our planet.

What about mobile libraries? Will libraries survive this onslaught of digital natives and their consumers whose style of consumption of texts is different from hundreds of generations before them? That’s exactly what this edition on LightRay! Books and Literary Society focuses on.

By Ejiro Umukoro

By admin , in Books iThink! , at February 18, 2024

From Exposing BBC’s story to be false, uncovering organ havesting, and why poor remuneration conditions journalists to corruption, Lami Sadiq is a woman on a mission

Lami Sadiq is a thorough bred journalist with a mindset of Watchdog Journalism as her personal mantra and drive. With her capacity to take risks to unravel stories that are considered ‘male beats’, she changes your perception about stereotypical beats where newsroom heads and media owners are guilty of pegging and limiting women to what they consider ‘women beats’.

Sadiq currently heads the Investigation Desk of Media Trust Group, publishers of Daily Trust newspaper and owners of Trust TV and Trust radio.

In this our Special LightRay! Series on African Women in Media Leadership Project (#LAWMLP), Lami Sadiq delivers a story worth telling that is inspiring and provoking. Sit back and enjoy her media journey with us!

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at January 22, 2024

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