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.
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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 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.
TV viewers in the Dak Lak province of Vietnam are now enjoying a new breakfast news and current affairs show, devised three months ago and launched a month later.
The strategy is simple. Invite western experts to give lectures and run journalism workshops for local specialists who then make it their own and develop and deliver media training throughout Vietnam.
Story development is an essential part of journalism. It involves editorial brainstorming to try to ensure that all significant angles are covered.
Volunteer journalists working at two radio stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have benefited from training modules created by Media Helping Media, downloaded and presented by a local trainer.