Veteran journalist and accomplished investigative reporter Alhaji Yusuf Alli charged on Thursday that journalists should undertake self-development to hone their reporting skills while working to create their own legacy. bottom.
Ali, who took charge in Abuja during a dialogue session with the editorial board of The Green Sentinel, headed by President Grace Icke, also sought guidance from a younger generation of journalists.
To accomplish the feat, he stressed the need for a concerted effort to save the profession, which he said was “currently in trouble.”
He said self-development is one way to gain self-esteem in the profession, stressing the need to maintain professional ethics over short-term gain.
He said there is a need to unite to save the profession through individual and collective efforts, saying, “We can do it. Each one teaches one, protects one.”
However, Ali expressed concern about the diminishing independence of the realm’s fourth degree.
“They know they can even buy space in the media. They’ll throw ads at you and kill the story, and the next day you won’t see that story. They understand the game.” It is beginning to erode our skills and independence, and the Realm’s Fourth Status is losing its beacon.
“The most important thing is that no matter what you do in life, you will always live after your life. That’s my attraction to you. Working for a legacy. Have you ever seen a rich man or a millionaire?
“Death is leveled because the graves are the same size, and no matter how many flowers bloom, they will wither. is.
“So whatever we do in journalism today, we are no longer working for news. We work, but it is for treasure and riches. , which is why most of our sources, political leaders, business leaders, and others despise us.
“You threw me the challenge of having to nurture young people. I am a super mentor. Others may even submit something while only reacting, which is not always a pleasure to show that the profession is sick.
“Some reporters are not well dressed. Secondly, many are poorly trained or not trained at all. wants to survive at all costs.If you’ve been a journalist for a year or two, you’ll want to build a mansion.
“At the time, we were working in a way that respected seniority. You will be shocked to learn that you have never practiced journalism.
Ms Grace Ike congratulated Alhaj Ali on his 60th birthday and praised his leadership virtues.
She recalled his moral support in putting young journalists on par with other climate counterparts through his mentorship and leadership qualities.
Ike describes Alhaji Alli as follows: Alhaji Yusuf Alli has undoubtedly made a great contribution to the development of the country and his achievements in the industry cannot be overemphasized.
“Young 60-year-olds will look forward to your leadership style and will learn a lot from your accumulated experience over the years in the industry,” she said.
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