As the deadline for the Campus Journalism Awards, CJA 2022 draws closer, Youths Digest, organisers of the award have announced members of the screening Committee saddled with the responsibility of screening the entries to select the finalists in the award.
CJA which is in its 5th edition has been known for its outstanding feat as the first campus journalism awards set aside for student journalists in tertiary institutions across Nigeria and other African countries.
This year’s edition will consider 30 finalists to vie for 15 categories.
The 15 awards up for grabs at event include “Upcoming Writer”, “Entertainment Writer”, “Sports Writer”, “Reporter”, “Gender Equality Reporter”, “Broadcaster” and “Photo-journalist”.
Others are: “Penclub”, “Author (Book)”, “Social Media Influencer”, “Investigative Journalist”, “Features Writer”, “Editor”, “Print Magazine” and “Campus Journalist of the Year”.
Entries will be closed on Monday, 31st, October 2022, while the grand award ceremony will hold on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 in Abuja.
According to Gidado Shuaib, the convener of the awards and director Youths Digest Campus Journalism Initiative, the committee was set up in a bid to promote transparency in the process of honouring outstanding students journalists.
He noted that the panel will determine the modus operandi to select the winners of each categories.
The members of the committee and their designation is as follows:
Olanrewaju Oyedeji (Data journalist, Dataphyte), Chairman of the Screening Panel, Alfred Olufemi (Investigative Journalist) Member, Samad Uthman (Investigative Multimedia Journalist, TheCable) Member, Olufemi Damilola(Investigative Journalist) Member, Nafisat Bello (Politics Digest) Member.
Olanrewaju is an experienced investigative Data journalist who reports with Dataphyte in Abuja.
Alfred Olufemi is an investigative reporter and also a recipient of multiple awards.
Samad Uthman is an award winning Journalist, also Multimedia Investigative Journalist with TheCable.
Olufemi Damilola is a top notch investigative journalist, while Nafisat Bello is a Senior Reporter who works with Image Merchants Promotion in Abuja.