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Write & Think Like a Journalist Course

  • Auditorium, iCentre, Anggerek Desa Simpang 32-37 BSB, Daerah Brunei-Muara, BB3713 Brunei (map)

Thinking of a career in journalism and reporting? Join this 10-hour course where you will gain attractive skills and invaluable experiences, with the mentorship of experienced professional journalists!

Workshop Date: 3 Sundays; 9, 16 & 23 September 2018
Duration: 5 Sessions; 2 hours per session (See Schedule)
Registration Deadline: 7 September 2018
Workshop Fee: BND 200
Venue: Auditorium, iCentre, Anggerek Desa
Recommendation: Bring along your excitement and burning questions about journalism

By the end of this workshop, you are officially #MadeInBenchLab and will know: 1) the standard practices of journalism in Brunei and applying those skills in your work, 2) how to develop interviewing skills and research methods to add depth into news reports, 3) how to write up articles based on its news value and style guide, 4) how to become a responsible journalist through ethical news reporting, and 5) the firsthand experience covering an event with a news team.

BenchLab Talented Instructor: Syazwan Sadikin of The Paragraf. You’ll be learning from a former journalist at Brunei Times Sdn Bhd where he graduated from LimKokWing University, Malaysia in Degree of Mass Communication majoring in Journalism. Working under the Home News Desk around the courts for five years, he was able to gather information and craft well-written articles on other topics from ministries, private sectors and the public. Syazwan was also sent abroad for overseas assignments such as His Royal Highness Prince Mateen’s entrance into Sandhurst in the UK and attending the Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia. All these helped to further develop his writing and observation skills to a more international level. Following the closure of the newspaper, Syazwan and his partner, Nabilah established Paragraf Media Company where they provide content and training place for budding writers who are interested in a career in journalism.

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