The chat was held on the NUCJ Twitter page to discuss the theme: ‘Resilient Campus Journalism: Key Element in Education Reform.’
Mr Olorunyomi is also the co-founder and CEO of PREMIUM TIMES, which today is one of the most trusted newspapers in Nigeria and a standard for African investigative journalism. He is the Board Chairman, National Union of Campus Journalists, Nigeria (NUCJ). Excerpts of the Tweetchat below:
NUCJ: What is your philosophy about Press Freedom?
Olorunyomi: First and foremost, that journalism serves to promote and defend core democratic values. It must serve as a people’s tribune against arbitrary power. It must give concrete consequences to the accountability of governing processes – political, cultural, economic.
On the second end of the question: our campuses incubate leaders of our country. So, inculcating traditions of freedom as part of their emergence is a multiplier force for the…