Training session on journalism ethics held
A two-day workshop titled ‘Journalism Ethics’ was jointly organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan and US Consulate General Karachi at the IUCN Country Office on Friday.
The objective of the interactive training session was to sensitise and equip media representatives, particularly reporters and photojournalists, to support environmentally conscious development in Pakistan. The key resource people for the training were two media specialists from USA, Frank Folwell, a senior photojournalist at USA Today and Dr Sherry Ricchiardi, Professor at School of Journalism, Indiana University. “Investigative reporting is one of the highest calling for journalists as it is the best way we can serve our public and our democracy, says Dr Ricchiardi.
In his presentation to photojournalists, Folwell gave an overview of photojournalism and the role it plays in adding an extraordinary impact to a story. He advised journalists to follow certain guiding principles, such as accuracy and truth telling with photos.
Source: Daily Times