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Sports Journalists, GNOC to stage training

Apr 26, 2010, 1:09 PM

Forty Gambian Journalists will benefit from a one-day training course, jointly organised by the Sports Journalists Association of the Gambia, in collaboration with the Gambia National Olympic Committee, billed for Wednesday April 28th at the Paradise Suites Hotel.

The training is in line with the recent increase in the number of media houses in The Gambia, coupled with the development of sports in the country.

According to the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia, over the past one and half years, the membership of the SJAG has significantly increased at least by half. However, SJAG is of the believe that most of the journalists are fresh school leavers with little or no training in sports journalism.

Participants will be trained in basic journalism skills so as to enhance greater professionalism and efficiency on their works.

The training will help achieve the following: increase the understanding of the trainees on the nature of the Olympic Movement and the National Olympic Committee, increase their understanding of the ethics of the profession and the role of the Gambia Press Union, and provide trainees information of the gender gap in sports

It will also seek to increase their understanding of investigative journalism, interview techniques, news gathering and news presentation.