Choosing to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical phases existing in mass communication and journalism, Adejoke Fayemi, Head of operations, Ray Power 106.5 FM, organised a one-day workshop – Campus Media Connect. The participants, especially interns from her media house are now more professional in their approach and handling of stories. They also now have their gender lenses on and their on-air presence has also improved greatly. Seeing the huge result, Adejoke, who already has started a WhatsApp group and has engaged three media houses in Kaduna to help with hands-on training of the budding journalists, intends to take the project a step further.
“I am considering registering this programme as an NGO. I believe this can provide me the platform to extend this privilege to more students and provide them with more professional assistance. This will guarantee the continuity of the project,” she revealed.
Joke Fayemi’s human angle story “Lost Innocence: A Story of Child Defilement in Kaduna”, examined sexual assault of minors in Kaduna State with a focus on how to help them medically, socially, psychologically and legally. Joke exposed to her audience that child rape is real and that any child, male or female, rich or poor, could fall prey to sexual molestation. All of these she nailed in the audio documentary she put together for the story. The story calls for the prosecution of perpetrators, and the provision of help to victims.