Need stressed for training institute for journalists -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Need stressed for training institute for journalists

LAHORE- Speakers at a workshop have stressed the need of setting up of a training institute for the grooming and training of journalists, so that they could perform their duties in professional manner.

They were speaking at a workshop on Editing Sills Development” jointly organised by the Lahore Press Club and the British Council, Lahore.

As many as 26 sub-editors from different English and Urdu newspapers as well as girls students of two city colleagues attended the workshop in which speakers highlighted various aspects of Journalism.

The speakers asserted that the newspaper organisations should also arrange special training programmes by inviting experts from updating the professional skill of the working journalists serving in their respective organisations.

Director, British Council, Dr. Robert Snell, in his brief speech on the occasion stated that free and effective press is essential pillar for any society. He added that great responsibility lies on journalist’s community in the present situation posing various challenges. He stated that the workshop is aimed at developing the editing skills of the journalists working in the newsrooms. “British Council would continue to run the IT training programmes for the journalists community free of cost,” he added.

Dr. Moghees ud Din Sheikh, Professor of Mass Communication Department, Punjab University, talked about subbing-editing in the academic perspective. He stressed the need of promoting the trend of investigative journalism in Pakistan, so as to set new trends.

Iffat Khan, Teacher, British Council Teaching Centre, Lahore, presented an overview about the language in English newspapers.

Imran Akram, Assistant News Editor, Dawn, Lahore informed the participants about headlines and page making. Riffat Alam Khan, Chief News Editor, The Times, Lahore highlighted the techniques about editing a news report. Saleem Bokhari, Editor, The News, Lahore discussed the role of a sub-editor in a newspaper. He also highlighted the problems being faced by sub-editors in the performance of their professional duties. Later, Dr. Robert Snell distributed the certificates.

Source: The News