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EDITORIAL POLICY

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To be in compliance with the organizational policy of our media productions, for
effective and efficient news coverage and reportage, the following policy guides our
editorial content:
1.Allnewsstoriesmustadoptanationaloutlookinreportage
2. Words that promotes stereotype, marginalization must not be injected into
any publication
3.Strictlyagainstanystorythattriestopromoteanyreligiousgroupatthe
the detriment of the other either through comparison or inciting words
4.TheuseofhonorificssuchasHisexcellency, His Royal Highness amongst
must be adopted when and where necessary in a publication
5. For news stories, all ideas should be summarized into not more than five-paragraph.e.oneparagraphforthelead(introduction), three paragraphs
forBody,andonefortheConclusionandnotmorethan250words
6. For situations where the report is lengthy, such report should be converted
into two different news story with coverage or reportage from two different
angle
7. For feature articles, special reports, columns, paragraphs will be determined
by the number of ideas the writer wishes to transmit to the intended audience
8. Also, all feature articles, feature news, and news must include excerptor
interviews from a credible source(s)for credibility
9. Features must given-depth analysis or information on topical issues
10.Simpleunambiguoussentencesshouldbeadoptedforeasyunderstanding
and suitability of the target audience
11. Avoid personifying stories either by any form of bias, monotonous use of“I”
12. All stories, feature articles or report must be balanced in reportage
13.Alwaystryasmuchaspossibletoconveyinformationusingthirdperson
point of view in writing
14.Allmediacontentmustprojectatleastonekeymediafunctioni.e.educate,
inform, entertain or set agenda for the publics
15.Allinformationconveyedinareportmusthaveanintendedaudienceand
such this determines the style of writing to be adopted.
16. Except for political adverts, product adverts, service adverts, sponsored
reports or sponsored columns, no report should be subjective or tailored for
promotional course
17.Whatwillbestattracttheaudienceshouldbeprioritizedincontent
18.Thedemographyofthetargetaudiencei.e.age, sex, occupation geographical
location amongst others should determine the structure the story adopts.
19.Writeoutallnumbersinfiguresandnotletterse.g.60yearsold,2000naira
etc.
20.Allabbreviationsshouldbedoneonlyaftersuchwordhasbeenestablished
earlier in previous paragraph e.g.theAllProgressiveCongress(APC),thein
thenextparagraphyoucansimplysayTheAPCalso,Colonel(Col),Captain
(Capt.)etc.
21.Capitalizeregions,political organizations.g.WestCoast, South-West, etc.
22.Consistencyshouldbemaintainedinstyleandchoiceofwords.
23.Avoiddefamatorystatementsinreportage
24.Avoidusingunfamiliarjargonsexceptifwellexplained
25.Allcontentsmustmaintainaccuracy, objectivity, facts, and credibility
26.Allstoriesmustadopttheinvertedpyramidstyleofwritingi.e.fromthemost
important to the least important
27.The5WsandHshouldbeputintoconsiderationinnewscoverageand
reportage(i.ewhat,where,when,why,to whom and  how).