The Managing/Online Editor, Nation Newspapers, Mr Lekan Otufodunrin, has urged journalism students to tap into the many opportunities the journalism profession offers such as micro-blogging, freelancing for various media houses, photo-journalism among others, while still undergraduates.
Otufodunrin, spoke to students of Journalism Department, during the presentation of his book entitled “JOURNALISM OF MY LIFE” at the Lagos State University School of Communication, LASUAASOC, Surulere.
He also gave credit to the association’s patron who is also the Chairman, Editorial Board, Nation Newspapers, Mr. Sam Omatseye, who bought about 100 copies of the book to be distributed to students of the department.
In the 88-page book, Otufodunrin narrated his sojourn into the journalism profession, from his days as an undergraduate at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, to the various media houses he worked as an intern till his first job and many more, spanning over three decades.
He stated that his zeal to motivate and inspire young and budding journalists was reason he wrote the book.
He said: “Young students today do not really understand what the profession entails, I have heard a lot from students on internship and that has inspired me to write this book for them to understand the nitty-gritty of journalism.”
Also, at the presentation, the Head of Department, Dr. Jide Jimoh tasked the students to take their studies seriously, adding that they must be actively involved in order to be employable after school.
He also thanked Mr Otufodunrin for the opportunity given to the students.
Responding, however, the association’s president, Muhammad Oluwatosin Bolaji thanked the patron for making the books available to them and also the writer for availing students the privilege to tap from his wealth of experience.