Thursday, June 24

CJA Sarawak to hold video journalism workshop next month


KUCHING: Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) Sarawak will be holding a video journalism workshop here from Sept 18 to 19.

The closing ceremony and certificate presentation will be officiated at by Minister of Human Resources Dato’ Sri Datuk Richard Riot Jaem.

About 20 participants from the local and national media organisations and television stations, Bernama, RTM and Information Department are expected to take part in the workshop.

The hands-on workshop is for mid-career editors, journalists and photojournalists.

Participants will be given an overview on how to produce short videos to complement their print and online news stories using smartphones.

The workshop will be facilitated by digital media trainer, Julian Matthews, a pioneer in online journalism in the country, and Johann Annuar, who has been involved in videography for 12 years and runs his own marketing and branding consultancy.

The two-day workshop is one of CJA Sarawak’s yearly training activities in enhancing the local journalism industry to be more competitive and vibrant, especially in the dissemination of accurate information and human resource capacity building.