Media awards motivate upcoming journalists: ZUJ

Media awards are meant to motivate upcoming journalists to perfect their art of news reporting, says secretary general with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists, Foster Dongozi.

Zimbabwe like other countries holds annual media awards such as the National Journalistic Arts Merit Awards to reward outstanding news coverage by journalists.

Dongozi told The Zimbabwean in an exclusive interview that ideally young and upcoming journalists would be targeted by the awards.

“We would not want a situation whereby seasoned journalists such as editors are seen competing with their juniors for the awards,” Dongozi said. Dongozi said the cream from among upcoming journalists would benefit from the prizes.

According to Dongozi Media awards are highly competitive and would be characterised with high tensions, as a result of big prizes and recognition at stake.

Zimbabwe recently held the 2013 NJAMA competition which saw at least 15 journalists walking away with various prizes and cash in addition to other prizes for runners up.

Prizes were donated by various stakeholders interested in identifying with the growth of journalism in Zimbabwe and elsewhere.

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