Chioma Chuka, Editor of YNaija2015.com speaks at the Women in Journalism conference 2014
Chioma Chuka was on the panel “How To Tell A Compelling Story” which also had Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, writer and contributor to BusinessDay, Adesuwa Onyenokwe of Today’s Woman, Adaure Achumba of Silverbird, and Benny Uche of the defunct Benny and Uche Show.
Delivering her paper Chioma Chuka said, Gathered here today are seasoned journalists who have immensely contributed to journalism in Nigeria. But it does it end there, today we have Social Media. Social media has changed the way news is being disseminated and received. So to tell a story that will capture the attention of our audiences, the responsibility falls on us journalists to ensure that whatever we put out there is extensively researched upon, and unbiased.
The first of its kind, this event was set up to bring veteran female journalists and the next generation in a room to exchange experiences, discuss challenges, and essentially, tell stories.
Other sessions touched on finding opportunities for women journalists, spreading excellence in journalism, there was a very rigorous conversation around ‘brown envelopes’ and its effect on the stories we tell, and two super charged sessions on accessing finance for media start ups and telling Africa’s story through African eyes.