Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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Category: iThink!


Diary of a Solitary PGD Student at NIJ

In this special series on the Emerging Young Women in Media and PRAD Initiative by LightRay!, we share the story of Elizabeth Oluwaseyi Jimoh, whose journey into media, specifically print media, within a shrinking landscape in Nigeria, takes us on a journey of self introspection and the joys of a solitary journey in a post graduate course.

Sip some agbo drink and enjoy this feature (wink!)

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 25, 2024

LightRay! Young African Women in Media Leadership Series: “Women should not settle for less” – Ijeoma Okereke-Adagba

For Ijeoma Okereke-Adagba, 2024 is a year she wants to engage with so much energy and passion. Her inner drive stems from being more intentional about her career and personal growth like never before – she’s a girl on fire!

But what’s her focus? She intends to grow partnerships, strengthen her networks and relationships while on the look out for opportunities that will continue to help her raise the bar for herself.

In this special LightRay! Young Women in Media Leadership Series of the African and Global Women in Media Leadership Initiative by LightRay!, Ijeoma Okereke-Adagba takes us on her journey as she talks about how very positive she is about more big wins for the year. Enjoy the insights she shares with a sip of your favourite juice.

By admin , in iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at March 15, 2024

LightRay! Young African Women in Media Leadership series: Meet Elizabeth Osayande

Elizabeth Osayande is bold. She takes on ideas that are five times her size and runs with it. A Freelance Journalist with close to nine years in the media space, her moniker, Iyaloja, as she covers the education beat with the Vanguard Newspaper Limited sticks on her like cheese on pizza.

On the record, she has successfully mentored eight interns. She is the founder of Freelancers Network, FFN formerly known as Female Freelancers Federation – a platform that sees to the uplifting of Freelancers especially women, via collaboration, networking, and providing valuable support for one another. The platform also organises monthly media training where veterans come to train and share their experiences. To date, the platform have successfully trained over 200 freelancers including male and female.

The door is open for you to enjoy this convo with us. Come on right in.

By admin , in iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at March 15, 2024

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

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