Citizen Journalism Training (23 & 24 June 2012)

This is a private event and by invitation exclusively for TOC volunteers. You need to RSVP to [email protected] to confirm your place. You can join us as a new volunteer today. 

This coming weekend (23 and 24 June 2012), The Online Citizen (TOC), MalaysiaKini, Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY) and EngageMedia will jointly host a FREE training workshop in Singapore for budding citizen journalists. The training workshop will be held at 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, #02-08 Heritage Place, S(188108).

In this 2 day workshop you will learn the basics and essentials of news writing, photography, and video production.

Training Workshop Programme

Saturday (23 June 2012), 3pm – 8pm
(1) Citizen Journalism 
  • Basic Principles of Citizen Journalism
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Role of a Citizen Journalists
(2) News Writing
  • Analyzing Basic News Structure
  • The Basic Tenets of News Writing
  • The Inverted Pyramid
  • Writing a News Story – Identifying and Collecting Relevant Information
  • Writing
  • News Photography
(3) Online Subtitling
  • Quick and easy online subtitling and translation
Sunday (24 June 2012), 3pm – 8pm
(1) Video Making & Video Editing
  • Basic Story Telling
  • Story Components
  • Video Shooting Techniques
  • 5 Shot Technique
  • Planning and Shooting
  • 7 Rules of Video Making
  • Exercise
  • Video Editing Basic – Knowing Basic Video Formats & Softwares
  • Shots and Sizes
  • Arranging Footage on Timeline
  • Adding Narration
  • Adding Music
  • Exporting and Uploading
*Equipment and Hardware you need to bring (Software will be provided)
(A) Laptop (Min Requirements) 
  • Windows XP/2000                               
  • 50GB hard disk
  • 516MB RAM
(B) Video Camcorder or Digital Camera
Note: If you don't have a camcorder, please bring a digital camera with video capability.
If you would like to participate, please register ASAP because this workshop is limited to the first 30 participants (each session) on a first come first served basis.
To register, please send an email to [email protected] with the following details:
Full name / Email address / Contact number / Session attending (23 June / 24 June / Both sessions)
The closing deadline for registration is Friday 22 June 11:59pm. We will send you a confirmation email as soon as we receive your registration details.
Proudly presented by The Online Citizen (TOC), MalaysiaKini, Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY) and Engage Media.