The Lagos State University (LASU) has enjoined media professionals to stick to the ethics of journalism in their patronage.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun made this call during the 2018 Media Parley and Association Awards on Thursday in Lagos.
It was gathered that the award ceremony was organised by the LASU Centre for Information, Press and Public Relation (CIPPR).
According to Fagbohun, the call became necessary because the contents of the media form the basis of public opinion.
In his words: “We are not saying that you should not report us when we err, when we err, report us, because in the real sense we use that to checkmate ourselves and do what is right.
“But when there are contending issues affecting us, we urge you to always carry out a proper investigation and give all the parties’ fair hearing before reporting.
“How we are presented to the public as an institution matters to us to continue to enjoy goodwill from our local and foreign partners and to also sustain the peace and harmony in our community,” he added.
The vice-chancellor also said the university in this regard decided to recognise and award some media professionals and outfits who have distinguished themselves through hard work and upholding professionalism.