Young and eager:
Proud participants showing their certificates after completing the BRATs young
journalist workshop in Genting Highlands.
went on interesting assignments like gibbon-watching, being butlers and
visiting South-East Asia’s biggest hotel laundry room.
part of the three-day BRATs young journalist workshop, 31 participants got a
crash-course in journalism through sessions conducted by the award-winning
R.AGE team, before heading into the field.
BRATs Genting 2017 participants were divided into three groups, each tasked
with producing stories, videos and photographs.
Khairiyyah, 16, said the camp was an eye-opening experience.
were taught how to interview people and that really helped me compose myself
and develop questions when we had to go for our assignments,” said the SMK
Abdul Rahman Talib student.
than gaining interviewing skills, the BRATs had the opportunity to learn
writing, video-journalism and photography.
Campos, 16, from Sri KL International School, said she learnt a lot from the
to this, I was never really familiar with the controls of a camera but now I’m
able to understand photography techniques a lot better,” she said.
also picked up video shooting and editing tricks. “I learnt the importance of
action shots,” she said. “They really give the video more depth, which helps
the audience visualise what is going on, which is really cool.”
treated like real journalists, having to write, shoot and edit stories and
videos on their own, gave them the hands-on experience they never would have
had otherwise, said Ang Jia Jiunn, 18.
was in charge of working on my team’s article, which is something I’ve never
done before,” he said.
they learnt during the workshops helped too. “The facilitators introduced the
inverted pyramid style of writing to us, which is basically to start off with
the most important information, and that really helped me develop the article,”
the camp, the participants will become regular contributors to The Star’s
Education (StarEducate) section.
be part of the BRATs family, log on to rage.com.my/bratsrecruitment.
Source from: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/27/brats-step-into-world-of-journalism/
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