Saturday June 30, 2012
A chance not to be missed for young aspiring journalists
PETALING JAYA: Young aspiring journalists have seized the chance to learn the skills and tools of the trade in an exciting three-day video workshop called An iStory.
Aged 14 to 24, the 31 participants from all over Malaysia will spend the weekend picking up basic interviewing, photography and videography skills.
The participants, dubbed the Young News Network, will then go on field assignments around the city to capture and record their stories of choice.
The workshop, organised by The Star’s web TV, www.switchup.tv, in collaboration with Nikon, is held twice a year.
Taught by the crew of SwitchUp.TV, the young participants will learn to share their story-telling experiences using social media and the latest gadgets to produce videos, audio slides and photo essays.
They are also required to perform roles seen in a newsroom to inspire them to hone their journalism and creativity skills.
At the end of the workshop, they will present their video stories, which will then be uploaded on the website.
This is the third consecutive year the workshop is being held.