By: Our reporter,
Prince Valentine Adese (JP), the Publisher/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reality Newspapers, Reality News Online, and Valreality Radio has joined the Independent Publishers Association (IPA).
Prince Adese disclosed stated that, he joined the association because he believes in the association’s vision, leadership, and membership, as they are in tandem with his personal and company’s mission to help enhance Community reporting.
Reacting to this breaking development, the IPA Chairman Mr. Shabul Mazadu, in his remarks said it is a positive development because, Prince Adese is a professional journalist with a wealth of experience in journalism, as well as, “an employer of labour, who has made significant contributions to the advancement of community reporting in Plateau State”.
According to Shabul, Adese has progressed from having a Newspaper outlet/platform, to owning an internet and radio station known as, Valreality Radio/TV, a feat many Plateau Publishers are yet to achieve.
Mazadu went on to say that, “the IPA’s vision is to rescue and launder the already battered image of Community Newspapers by corporate beggars, corruptors, selfish, greedy, and self-centered people posing as Publishers, and to bring up a generation of sound patriotic professional journalists, who would help make a better society”.
Adding that, “it is time to bring in publishers, who will disseminate truth in their reportage without becoming subjective as a result of securing largesse by pledging their conscience”.
Mazadu frowned at the rate at which most Non-IPA members collect advertisements without carrying them on their mediums after collecting payments, as well as, carrying advertisements without the knowledge of their potential customers and sending unsuspecting victims large bills with threats if they do not pay.
The Chairman frowned at the behaviour of some, who attending programs and collecting money without reporting the events both online and in print.
These attitudes, he noted, have tainted the noble profession of Newspaper publishing on the Plateau, but emphasized that, IPA is working hard to rectify the situation and rebrand Community Newspaper Proprietors.