The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has advised media professionals to adhere to the ethics of journalism in their reportage.
The Vice-Chancellor made the call at the 2018 Media Parley and Awards organized by the LASU Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR) in Lagos.
Fagbohun said the contents of the media form the basis of public opinion and that they must be disseminated with fairness.
“We are not saying that you should not report us when we err, when we err, report us, because in the real sense we use that to checkmate ourselves and do what is right.
“But when there are contending issues affecting us, we urge you to always carry out a proper investigation and give all the parties fair hearing before reporting.
“How we are presented to the public as an institution matters to us to continue to enjoy goodwill from our local and foreign partners and to also sustain the peace and harmony in our community,” the VC stated.
Prof. Fagbohun also noted that all the university’s media partners had contributed to the positive image it enjoyed of recent and they are all recognized, but it could only award a selected few because everybody cannot receive an award
Veteran Radio Presenter, Mr. Jimi Disu, got a special recognition for the educational value of his program.
Television Continental’s foremost breakfast show, “Your View” received a special recognition for the program’s educational value.
One of the co-hosts, Nyma Akashat-Zibri, a LASU alumnus, collected the award on behalf of the station.