ASJUB Open Day: JMC majors ready to take on the job market.

JMC majors in the University of Buea have been enjoined to harness and maintain a sense of professionalism in their job practice in a bid to stand out by the time they leave for

JMC majors performing

the market world.

The admonishment was made last Friday, June 15th 2012 on the occasion of the Association of Student Journalists of the University of Buea, ASJUB.

Speaking at the premises of the Open Commons of the University of Buea, The Deputy General Manager of Spectrum Communications Group of Companies, Bernard Fomunke said the media landscape in Cameroon is witnessing a great revolution with more and more TV stations and radio stations being created every day. Bernard added that this has tilted the stakes involved such that it no longer suffice to do creative and media planning without market research for instance. So for these reasons recruitment nowadays is done based on the value of the employee to deliver the skills required.He pointed out that in addition to building convincing CV job seekers must master the tips that lead to a successful interview once they are going for a tete-a-tete with the employer.

Editor in Chief of the English Desk for Equinoxe TV, Tamfu Harrison on his part talked about the various challenges journalists face while doing the profession in Cameroon. Harrison admitted that meager salaries must often compel reporters to seek for payola and freebies from their news sources. At times employers who are less knowledgeable on the ethics of the profession also dictate the editorial policy to follow in the station. He also counted technological difficulties and corruption as ills that are detrimental to the profession, emphasizing that ” those who will build a clean reputation in this field would enjoy the work of their endurance and patience.”

Other speakers included the CEO of ERUDEF, Micelise Kemyi who talked on social media and environmental reporting and Head of AFRICAPHONY, Mwalimu Georges Ngwane who on his part schooled the students on social media and cultural reporting.

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About Cameroon this week
I am a Cameroonian from the south west region, currently concluding my studies in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Buea. I have a special interest in reporting news about social events.

One Response to ASJUB Open Day: JMC majors ready to take on the job market.

  1. This is an encouragement to aspirants in the field of journalism.

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