Training workshops for journalists to conclude today -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Training workshops for journalists to conclude today

ISLAMABAD: The two four-day training workshops on Leadership Skills for Women Journalists & Visual Storytelling: Best Journalistic Practices by team of six trainers from Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University of Oklahoma- USA that began on Tuesday will come to an end on Friday (today) with a Certificate Distribution Ceremony at Uks office.

The trainings are part of a two-pronged project with an emphasis on television news production training and preparing female journalists for positions of leadership. The partners for this project are the Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism & Communication in Bangladesh (Nayeem Islam Khan); the Nepal chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (Bandana Rana); and Uks Research Centre in Pakistan.

The workshop directors are Ken Fischer, Broadcast Journalism & Production Instructor (Visual Storytelling) and Elanie Steyn, Journalism Professor (Women’s Leadership). Participants for both the trainings include working and free-lance media persons-male and female. The training sessions for the Visual Storytelling workshop focused on issues ranging from “Newsroom Training”, “The Invisible Firewall between the Newsroom & Management”, “Building the Story”, “Shooting Outside the Box” with tips on visual storytelling including shooting in sequences, use of natural sound and the relationship between visual and narrative.

The Women in Leadership training discussed and debated issues of “Basic Leadership”, “Principles, leadership Competencies”, “Managing Your Boss”, Male/Female Communication”, “Leadership Styles”. “Coaching/Mentoring/Networking and “Role Models around the Globe: Women Who Lead”. Each one of the topics is very crucial and relevant to women’s entry, survival and progress in the media.

Source: Business Recorder

Date:1/15/2010