Nigeria’s mainstream print media organisations have been advised to unite and float a viable online platform for news dissemination.
Editor-in-Chief of the Nation Newspaper, Victor Ifijeh stated this at the public presentation of a book, “The Editor’s Front Row Views” by Provost of the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Gbemiga Ogunleye.
The Veteran Journalist proffered this as one of the solutions on how the print media could survive and maintain relevance in the digital age.
He spoke extensively on how the print media can boost capacity building, improve content, become a market place of ideas and merge to float a credible online platform.
“The traditional newspaper stand is currently facing the threat of fizzling out in the near future as attention continues to shift to online publications. It’s the digital age,” he stated.
Provost of the Nigeria Institute of Journalism and author of the book, Gbemiga Ogunleye said he is concerned with the present status of the print media in Nigeria.
“We have to change the business model we are using, it is outdated. We have to change the face of journalism for the new era,” he stated.
The occasion, which was witnessed by public office holders, politicians, media managers and journalists was a platform to celebrate the author’s 60th birthday.