By Muhammad Auwal
Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim, a 200 level student of mass communication, pioneer founder of Union of Campus Journalists ABU Zaria, Editor-in-Chief Halal Campus Reporters, has been shortlisted for the 2020 edition of the campus journalism award.
Mal. Auwal was shortlisted alongside 29 other finalists on March 8, 2020, across the country for the various categories of the award. This is contained in a full list released by youths digest on its website.
The shortlisted, are from Bayero University Kano, Usman Dan Fodio University, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, University of Lagos, The Polytechnic Ibadan, IBB University, including Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria among others won over the screening committee for their excellent reports and insightful features.
According to the head of the screening committee of the annual campus journalism award, Alfred Olufemi, 266 entries were received from over 50 institutions including Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
“The quality of the entries received shows that journalism in the students’ space has gone beyond what we used to have in the past. Students did excellent reporting, investigations and insightful features” he said.
The award is expected to hold on 28th March, 2020 at Bolton White Hotel Abuja, Area 11, where 15 eventual winners of the awards out of the 30 finalists will be awarded after a final screening by the panel of judges.
The categories of the awards includes Upcoming Writer, Entertainment Writer, Sports Writer, Reporter, Gender Equality Reporter, Broadcaster and Photo-journalist.Others are: Pen Club, Author (Book), Social Media Influencer, Investigative Journalist, Features Writer, Editor, Print Magazine, and the grand award of Campus Journalist of the Year.
The theme for the 2020 CJA is “Press Freedom: Catalyst for Good Governance”.