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UNN Campus Journalists Holds First Meeting for the Year

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The Union of Campus Journalists, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UCJ-UNN), on Saturday, January 28, held its first monthly meeting for year 2023.

The meeting which started exactly 2:30 p.m, took place at Room 406 Jackson Building, Department of Mass Communication, UNN.

Speaking at the meeting, the president of UCJ-UNN, Miss Patience Leonard urged all aspiring journalists present at the meeting to start turning in their stories. She explained the need for aspiring journalists to start practicing the profession early as students.

Students of the Union during the speech by the President

Miss Leonard further said that starting journalism as students will help spur their skills in any journalism or writing field later in life.

According to her, the job of a journalist is to “nose for news and wield his pen as a might for the good of society.”

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The vice-president of the union, Miss Chinalurumogu Eze, also advised members to pick a niche in the field of journalism and be intentional about building their portfolios.

The meeting kicked off with the introduction of members, and the history of union was shared for new members. The meeting came to a close with a press prayer, recited by all the members in attendance.

The meeting had 24 students in attendance, including both mass communication and linguistics students.

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