Journalists have been taksed to ensure that any reports they send out to the public space are acurate and verifiable.
The Vice Chancellor of the Benue State Univertsity, Prof. Msugh Kembe, made the call weekend, in a congratulatory message he sent to the newly elected chairman of the Benue chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr David Ukuma.
He specifically tasked journalists covering developments in the institution to be accurate in their reportage by balancing information at their disposal.
“Newsmen covering the school must ensure that their reports are accurate; they must insist on balancing whatever information is at their disposal,” Kembe said in Makurdi.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]“All your reports must conform with the tenets of the journalism profession. You must strive never to compromise ethical standards,” he said.[/penci_blockquote]
The university don who affirmed that factual reporting was the hallmark of positive journalism, urged reporters to feel free to reach him to clear any information given to them.
“All your reports must conform with the tenets of the journalism profession. You must strive never to compromise ethical standards,” he said.
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Kembe applauded the partnership between the institution and the NUJ, saying that such good relationship had ensured the training of journalists, urging the NUJ to maintain the synergy with the university’s Department of Mass Communication
He counseled newsmen to draw the attention of the larger society to the university’s challenges so as to attract the attention needed for more funds that would improve service delivery.