RelatedPosts Runners collect kits for Lagos Marathon 2020 2019 Lagos City Marathon: Sowore, others to speak at maiden media seminar Asaba 2018: CAA cancels day one events of championships due to organisational issues Organisers of the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Tuesday extended the accreditation window for journalists to January 31. Head of Communications and Media for the marathon, Olukayode Thomas, announced the extension in a statement on Tuesday. Thomas said the decision to extend the window initially meant to close January 25, was to avail more journalists from across the globe the chance to cover the 2020 race. Thomas explained that interested journalists were required to send in their passport photographs and biodata to: [email protected], for them to be considered for accreditation. Thomas said: “We have decided to give a one-week extension so that more journalists across the globe can be part of this epic event. “Journalists are expected to send in their passport photographs and biodata to the email address provided or bring the same to the Marathon Village situated inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. “I hope our media partners will make use of these extended days, there is no point waiting till is too late, once we make our final collation next Friday, there would be no waiver for anyone that is not accredited.” Thomas assured journalists of a seamless environment to carry out their duties at the 2020 marathon, appealing to all to follow the specified rules and regulations that would be contained in the media guide to be given out. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is slated for February 8 with over 100,000 runners expected to participate from across the world.Tags: 2020 Access Access Bank Lagos City MarathonMedia accreditationOlukayode Thomas
Arthur John “Jack” Langguth, professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.Front line · Professor emeritus Arthur Languth, 81, served as the Saigon bureau chief for the New York Times in 1964, during the Vietnam War. – Courtesy of USC Annenberg Langguth died of respiratory failure, his close friends told the New York Times.After growing up an only child in Minneapolis, Langguth went on to graduate from Harvard College in 1955. As a journalist, Langguth reported on the front lines during a turbulent period. He covered John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign for Look magazine before joining the New York Times. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the newspaper in 1964 and the Saigon bureau chief in 1965.Langguth authored more than a dozen books, including Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975 and Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. His latest book, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace, about the Reconstruction period in America, will be released by Simon & Schuster in September.Former students and colleagues shared their memories of Langguth on social media.Annenberg professor Joe Saltzman, who first met Langguth in 1962 at the Valley Times Today in Los Angeles, reflected on his friendship with Langguth in a series of posts on Facebook and in an article on the Annenberg website.“Jack was the kindest man I know when it came to anyone who asked his help,” Saltzman wrote. “He was mentor to dozens of young writers — looking over their work, making razor-sharp suggestions for improvement, helping them get a publisher or an agent. And he was as loyal a friend as anyone could ever have.”A former student, Elson Trinidad, now a writer for KCET.org, took to Twitter to voice his sadness.“The greatest thing Dr. Jack Langguth taught me at @USCAnnenberg was confidence in my own writing. Thanks & RIP, sir,” Trinidad wrote.Langguth left no surviving family members.