GOCOP 2021: Estimable explain key to media survival – Top rate Times chief


Estimable explain is the largest to the survival and sustainability of on-line news outlets in this tough technology, the Editor-in-Chief, PREMIUM TIMES, Musikilu Mojeed, has said.

Mr Mojeed, an award a hit Nigerian journalist, gave this insight in his presentation at the 2021 annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) held at Sheraton Lagos closing weekend.

Talking on “Making Online Files Retail outlets Sustainable,” Mr Mojeed illustrious that it’s now now not always proper ample to generate explain however having “colossal explain” distinguishes any on-line news outlet from other manufacturers.

This, he said, has a mode of conserving company and readership over time which enriches and sets the platform on the course of sustainability.

Mr Mojeed, who’s a thoroughbred investigative journalist and outmoded president of GOCOP, immediate his viewers that they equally can beget to be credible while conducting their duties.

“You needs to be credible,” he said.

Credibility, he said, comes along with being “gentle, diligent, consistent and ethical for your coverages.”

Moreover, the PREMIUM TIMES chief said that for on-line news outlets to be sustainable in this technology, they ought to beget just a few earnings streams.

“Promoting on my own can’t set you from the hangman,” he added.

My ride

Sharing his PREMIUM TIMES ride, Mr Mojeed said the group he leads constructed believe with some non-profit entities that fortify for-profit newsrooms while working hard to shield partnership with aged promoting and exploring modern promoting.

Mr Mojeed said the news outlet has improved into book publishing, organising occasions such as practicing, recordsdata and analysis carrier, seeking donations that fortify journalism and the creation of membership products and services.

Original Executives

In the meantime, the Publisher of Realnews, Maureen Chigbo, emerged because the brand new president of GOCOP for the next two years at the AGM. She took over from the publisher of The Eagle Online, Dotun Oladipo, after he served out two phrases.

Ms Chigbo used to be elected the fourth President of GOCOP alongside 14 others.

They consist of Danlami Nmodu because the Deputy President; Ken Ugbechie as Vice President, South; Tom Chiaheman as Vice President, North; Collins Edomaruse as Traditional Secretary; Olumide Iyanda as Deputy Secretary-Traditional; Remmy Nweke as Publicity Secretary, Azuh Arinze as Financial Secretary and Yemisi Izuora as Treasurer.

In an analogous diagram at the AGM, Messrs Max Amuchie, Horatius Agua, James Ume, Akeem Oyetunji, Raymond Ukaegbu and Tony Edike had been elected zonal coordinators for the North-central, North-east, North-west, South-west, South-south and South-east, in that picture.

In her acceptance speech on behalf of her new group, Ms Chigbo pledged to put her handiest in uplifting the beliefs of GOCOP and the credibility of members with the fortify and cooperation of the group.

The 2021 GOCOP Election Committee used to be chaired by Yusuf Oz-Usman, publisher of Greenbarge Journalists while Afolabi Odeyemi used to be Secretary.

Other members of the committee integrated Monday Ashibogwu, Wole Tokede, and Kazeem Akintunde.

The membership of GOCOP, a registered non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organisation, comprised owners of on-line publications with suitable experiences as legitimate journalists.

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