Wednesday, 24 July 2013

YJAG trains Nustrat Press Club on Basic Journalism

YJAG President, Modou S. Joof, Presents on ‘Techniques of news coverage and reporting, and steps in news writing’ to Nusrat Press Club on Wednesday July 17 (Photo Credit: Lamin Jahateh)

YJAG trains Nustrat Press Club on Basic Journalism

The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) on Wednesday trained the members of Nustrat Senior Secondary School Press Club on the fundamentals of basic journalism.

The training, held at Nustrat Senior Secondary School in Bundung, was aimed at introducing the press club members to the fundamentals of journalism to enable them better understand the profession as well become more vibrant information disseminators. 

It was part of a three-day training programme that started on Tuesday July 16 and ended on Thursday organized by the press club. 

YJAG facilitated the second day of the training in line with its objective of providing capacity building to its members, including press clubs.

The press club members were taken through presentations on ‘What is news, and the criteria of news’ by Lamin Jahateh, secretary general of YJAG; and ‘Techniques of news coverage and reporting, and steps in news writing’ by Modou S. Joof, president of YJAG.

The day was lively and interactive in the sense that each of the presentation was followed by question and answer session during which the two young media professionals helped to augment the understanding of the press club members about journalism and the work of journalist.

At the end of the day, one speaker after the other thanked the presenters for a job well-done and for making them more eager to become profession journalist in the near-future.

In February 2012, YJAG facilitated a similar training for The Gambia College Press Club.

For more info please contact:
Lamin Jahateh, Secretary General of YJAG 
Tel: +220 3451551

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