Ex- editors, others launch book to celebrate Punch at 50

By Ologeh Joseph

A book on the experiences of 38 former staff of The Punch Newspaper while working in the company is billed for launch in Lagos on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Titled “Our Punch Years”, the book was edited by Lekan Otufodunrin, Executive Director, Media Career Development Network, who was former Group News Editor of the Newspaper.

A statement signed by Dayo Emmanuel made available to Irohinoodua said the event would be held at the NECA Hall, Plot A2, Hakeem Balogun Stree, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos with the Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Angela Emuwa as the Chairman.

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso is among the special guests and other dignitaries expected at the event, while an associate professor of Journalism at the School of Communication, Lagos State University, Ojo, Dr Tunde Akanni would be the book reviewer.

The book documents memorable and insightful experiences of the accomplished journalists who are still occupying senior positions in private and public endeavours in the media and other sectors.

CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Diamond Publications Limited, Mr Lanre Idowu wrote the Foreword of the book.

The Launch will also feature a roundtable discussion on best practices for sustainability of the media in new media age by top managers of print and broadcast organisations in the country.

Otufodunrin said the book, dedicated to the founding Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Chief James Olu Aboderin, is the contribution of the former staff to the 50th anniversary of the company.

“We cherish the years we spent in the company which contributed significantly to our career journeys and have chosen to document our experiences for posterity and the benefit of anyone who wants to learn from them,” Otufodunrin explained.

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