By Mary Madaki

In a bid to advance with digital global trend of news reporting, Catholic Diocese of Lafia organised a workshop for parish correspondents.

The program which drew members from the Catholic faith within and outside the state took place at the saint Williams Catholic cathedral Lafia.

The one-day workshop for parish correspondents, announcers, Catholic voice crew and Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria CAMPAN has as its theme, “Coverage and Reportage of the church and the engagement of social media platforms”

The Director of Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Lafia Reverend father Godwin Apesuu affirmed that the workshop is to train catholic journalists on how best to report activities of the Catholic Church according to its doctrines and urged participants  to always be patriotic, objective and fair in their reportage.

While noting that Journalism profession is a noble one that requires hardwork, dedication and commitment from those that practice it, Reverend Father Apesuu enjoined members to strive towards propagating the gospel through their write ups and also to make sacrifices that will promote activities of the Catholic Church towards disseminating accurate information to the wider world, calling on participants to develop the passion for writing.

Resource persons at the program Mr. Abbah Anthony John, Delphine Asu and Valentine Joshua made separate submissions on ecclesiastical reporting and evangelism using the social media and artificial intelligence in communication, noting that the world is a global village and there is need for members to adopt modern trend of journalism.

The workshop availed participants the opportunity to ask questions on grey areas concerning reporting and other activities that may add value to God’s work and service to humanity.

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