Getting buy-in from senior editors, selecting the right mix of participants, and ensuring training is relevant to the jobs of those attending the course. These are the three essential ingredients for successful media training.
The bulk of my early journalistic training was through peer group humiliation. Any mistakes were announced publicly for all to hear. And they were lessons learnt for life.
The first thing a journalist needs to do when working on a special report is to write a story plan and submit it to their editor for approval. This must be done before they start the story.
The news team at NTV (Nghe An TV and Radio) has taken the first step in creating an hour-long breakfast news show using only existing resources.
It’s nice to see my newsroom convergence material being re-used, updated and put into practice, even if the author failed to mention the original source, as required under the spirit (and licence terms) of Creative Commons.