Nov 16, 2012, 12:02 PM
IT is clear from the course content that they are in for some serious stuff. The course content include general principles of journalism; critical thinking, the legal and ethical implications of media coverage of parliament; models for journalistic writing; precision journalism. Others are investigative reporting, news analysis, working knowledge of English grammar, interviewing, and introduction to online journalism as well as feature writing.
The participants will also take courses reporting from parliament for state print media, reporting from parliament for state radio, reporting from parliament for state television and reporting from parliament for private print media.
We understand that another batch of journalism will leave for the same training when this batch returns. Continued training is the lifeblood of a journalist. When a journalist stops improving him or herself, he or she gets rusty. It is for this reason that we would like to thank the Office of Speaker of the National Assembly and the UNDP for making this training programme possible.
This is a manifestation of the improved relations between
the media and the state, spearheaded by the Gambia Press Union (
We also implore the participants to steep themselves in
knowledge during their stay