266 entries received for 2020 Campus Journalism Awards

Campus Journalism Awards
A cross section of guests and finalists at the Campus Journalism Awards 2019

The Youths Digest, the organiser of the Campus Journalism Awards (CJA) has received about 266 entries for the 2020 edition of the annual award event.

The Editor, Youths Digest, Gidado Yushau Shuaib, said this year attracted a large number of entries for 15 categories of the award.

He said: “We have received 266 entries across the states of the federation and the Screening Committee headed by award-winning campus journalist, Alfred Olufemi is currently working to shortlist 30 finalists for the award.

“A Panel of Judges chaired by a veteran journalist, Mallam Jibrin Baba Ndace, will painstakingly review the 30 finalists shortlisted for the winners on each category and the Campus Journalist of the Year.

“The nominees for the Campus Journalism Awards will be announced at Bolton White Hotel, Area 11, Abuja on Saturday 28th March, 2020 while the finalists’ list will be released soon.”

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He also disclosed that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu will speak at the event.

The theme for the 2020 CJA is “Press Freedom: Catalyst for Good Governance”.

“We are honoured to showcase and celebrate the outstanding campus journalists each year on the platform of the CJA.

“In the past three years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to nurture and showcase young talents from across the country,” he said.

A book edited by Gidado titled “Musings of Young Minds: A collection of articles by campus journalists”, will be launched