Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) media students organised a TV news workshop called ‘Crash Landing on Journalism’ to welcome media students returning to campus for full face-to-face classes in the new semester.
The workshop aimed to develop the students’ communication skills and ability to deliver facts-based news.
Some 20 first-year students signed up for the workshop and learnt how to write news scripts, present stories on screen and edit videos, generally experiencing the life of a TV journalist.
Media and Communication Programme Coordinator Dr Ngu Ik Ying said the workshop was an admirable initiative by the students who wanted to apply what they learnt in class to help their juniors.
“Now that we are back on campus and resuming face-to-face learning and teaching, we encourage students to engage with one another. This kind of bonding could not be replicated online and was something we missed in the last two and a half years of online and hybrid classes,” she said.
Organising chairperson Wong Tze Mei said, “We wanted to organise a hands-on event to not only foster the physical interaction we once enjoyed before the pandemic, but also help the participants transition back to practical learning quickly, and what better way than to let them experience live TV reporting in a professional setting.”