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Carma: The day of the ‘anchor’

LAHORE: The second day of the Convention for Aspiring Reporters and Media Anchors (CARMA) organised by the Lahore University of Management Sciences Daily (journalism society) saw aspiring journalists being judged for their onscreen confidence, news casting skills and live performance.

The rounds were called Anchor IT and Shoot Out.

Anchor IT was simulated news casting, where a participant from each team read news scripts from a teleprompter. Judged by veteran TV anchors Waqas Rafiq and Ali Haider, the teams demonstrated their potential to become confident news casters. They had to read news scripts in current affairs, business and weather categories. Two out of 15 advanced into the next round of Anchor IT which will take place on Saturday (today). Shoot Out (Phase 2) gave the participants the opportunity to demonstrate their live performance skills. There was a mock press conference by three participants acting out as a ‘military officer’, the ‘foreign minister’ and an ‘opposition leader’ relating to the terrorist attacks which had been demonstrated in Phase 1 of Shoot Out on the first day of the event.

In the second phase, the ‘military officer’ explained the emerging situation of the county and urged that ensuring security and welfare of the county was required by having the military take over. The ‘foreign minister’ spoke about how his son was a martyr and how honoured he felt. The ‘opposition leader’ blamed the government for the killing. He said that the ‘foreign minister’ seemed to be a mere ‘tourist’ who did not care about the country’s interests. Many delegates said that they found the second day more interesting than the first. The event continues today.
Source: The Express Tribune
Date:1/8/2011