UNLOCKED is a compilation of incisive writings of accomplished journalist and media career development specialist, Lekan Otufodunrin during the five weeks lockdown of Lagos and other parts of Nigeria due to the coronavirus crisis.
Divided into three sections: Motivation, Interviews, Opinion/Analysis, the purpose of this E-book is to showcase what he was able to achieve as a journalist without leaving his home in Lagos.
The platforms he wrote for included the website of the Media Career Development Network which he heads, www.mediacareerng.org, Opera News and The Nation Newspaper.
He also granted interviews for some broadcast stations and online publications and participated in Tweetchats.
Lekan Otufodunrin is a journalist and media career development specialist.
With over 30 years of media practice, he is presently Executive Director/ Managing Editor of Media Career Development Network, Nigeria’s foremost media mentoring and coaching organization.
He was former Managing Editor and Sunday Editor of The Nation Newspaper and Group News and Political Editor of Punch Newspapers.
He is President of Journalists for Christ and author of The Journalist You Ought To Be and Journalism of My Life.
Please send your comments on the book to the author through Email: email@example.com
You can follow him on Twitter: @lotufodunrin
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