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MASL Training Workshop 19th March to 5th April 2012

The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) in partnership with the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) and the Government of Saint Lucia will host a number of training workshops from Monday 19th March to Thursday 5th April 2012.

Courses will be held at the studios of the Government Information Service, Trou Garnier, Hewanorra House, Point Seraphine, Castries from Tuesday 20th March 2012 and run from 9:00am to 12:30pm daily. A special session for Media Owners and Managers will be held on Friday 23rd March 2012 starting at 9:00am.  This session will give them an understanding of the overall goal and objectives of the training. It will also allow them to interact with the facilitators and provide feedback on what they think are the urgent needs of their staff. A debrief for Media Owners and Managers will be held on Thursday 5th April 2012 to report on the accomplishments of the workshops and recommend follow up activities.

Interested individuals involved in news gathering and delivery of news packages, including Technicians, Switchers, Reporters, Typesetters, Graphic Designers, Editors, Managers, etc, should indicate their willingness to be considered for this training opportunity by clicking here to register now.

Nick Fillmore, Award-winning investigative reporter, founder of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and ACM President Wesley Gibbings will facilitate the sessions with media practitioners from various organisations and at all levels of operations. The MASL is excited about getting these two dynamic and experienced professionals for our first training and thankful to them for sharing their knowledge and time with our media colleagues on Saint Lucia.

Topics include

  • Media ethics & law
  • State, private and online media
  • Programming for maximum impact
  • News room management for print and broadcast
  • Newsroom organisation and management
  • News values in the Caribbean context
  • Broadcast news presenting
  • Ethical standards in news reporting
  • Basic principles of defamation laws
  • Current affairs television programming
  • Planning and pre-production (documenting the process)
  • Performance and Dress
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing for print and broadcasting media
  • Writing for promos and ads
  • Reviewing the news

Training Target Group

  • People involved in News Gathering and Production
  • News reporters
  • Journalists
  • Producers
  • Senior Newsroom Staff
  • Editors
  • News Directors
  • Sub Editors
  • Producers
  • Programme Managers
  • Technical Personnel
  • Technical Crews
  • Camera operators
  • Editors
  • Switchers
  • Console Operators
  • Photographers

The MASL looks forward to working with Saint Lucia media professionals not only at this juncture but also in exploring further initiatives that can be pursued jointly in the interest of the nation and the development of a professional and well-balanced media corps.

Register Online Here

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