The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, Nigeria’s chief relationship of advanced/new media distributers and business visionaries, on Tuesday, held its lady new media meeting.
The gathering labeled: “New Media as the eventual fate of the fourth bequest”, which held at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, gave a plan on the most proficient method to reestablish the disintegrating believability and trust to the new media.
The profoundly intelligent one-day meeting highlighted new media professionals, distributers, bloggers, PR experts and online networking influencers and government officials.
The occasion, in four specialists’ sessions, seen talks with center around investigating implies through which experts can altogether support nature of media substance in accordance with best practices in the business all inclusive.
The opening session highlighted an examining on “Controling Fake News In the Digital Media”with Mr Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher, Premium Times; Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Veteran Journalist and Host, Seriously Speaking; Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC); Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mr Ishmael Ahmed, (Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments.
The Panelists concurred that reality and exactness, setting rules, embracing truth checking forms for news stories, appropriate confirmation, while approving OPAN as a body that can be figured with in the online media space.
It was additionally concurred that there ought to be more gets ready for retraining of online columnists, the usage of the Freedom Of Information Bill and support of resident reporting.
The session, tied down by Sulaiman Aledeh, Former Channels TV Anchor and Founder Aledeh.com, likewise included cordial chats amongst Abdullahi and Ologbondiyan.
The session was instantly trailed by another with the topic “New Media as an Engine of Economic Growth,Tool for Driving Government Policies and Civic Engagement”.
Specialists on this session were Chude Jideonwo, Founder of Joy, Inc.; Richard Mofe-Damijo, otherwise known as RMD, Actor/previous Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Delta State; Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Speaker Emeritus, Delta State House of Assembly; and Mr Isichei Osamgbi, Head, Public Relations, Nigerian Maritime Shipping Authority, NIMASA.
The specialists investigated the esteem creation demonstrate that can be gotten from the New Media demanding that this esteem can drive the economy, government strategies and urban engagement.
They likewise required an expansion in broadband infiltration in the nation to develop the computerized space, interest by the masses and an open space for engagement in the new media industry.
Giving his comments at the occasion Mr Mustapha Chike-Obi an Economist and previous MD, AMCON focused on the requirement for the Nigerian new media space, to reposition itself to decidedly affect the social, financial and political space.
Olabode Olatoye, Managing Partner, Business Development at WebCoupers; Hakeem Adeniji-Adele, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Nigeria; Charles Otudor, Founder, ADSTRAT and Jehu Omoruku, CEO, Gold Touch Technologies Ltd were specialists at the third session with the topic “The Future of the New Media/Online Media/Social Media”.
Professionals were urged to assemble their brands and overlook the distrsctions and difficulties in the new media space pronouncing that the future in the online media is splendid.
The last session, “How to Monetize Your Platform and Earn Income”, included Ono Bello, New Media Entrepreneur, Founder, OnoBello.com; Makinde Azeez, Founder, Naijaloaded.com; Sindy Foster, Internet, Brand Reputation Manager/CEO Nylon Marketing and Bukky Karibe-Whyte, Founder, The Bobby Taylor Company.
The specialists gave genuine illustrations and imparted encounters to members on the best way to position their stages with a specific end goal to gain wage.
In his end comments, the President of OPAN and Publisher of THEWILL, Mr Austyn Ogannah, expressed that the gathering was intended to give an answer on the most proficient method to reestablish the dissolving validity of the new media and furthermore investigate implies through which OPAN can altogether support nature of media substance in accordance with best practices in the business all around.
He included that OPAN was at the cutting edge of giving clear rules, initiative, course and controling the incapacitating impact of phony news in the nation.