TSTT Takes News Media to “New Age

Port of Spain, Trinidad - TSTT has partnered with the Association of Caribbean Media Workers, the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) and Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) to sponsor a unique training programme for journalists – “New Journalism for a New Age.”

The programme will not only give local journalists the knowledge to navigate and prosper in the online environment but also provide intensive all-round training on the craft and ethics of the profession.

“We’re passionate about this programme because of our deep respect for the profession and our desire to see journalists excel. It’s important that they take advantage of all that New Media has to offer,” said Camille Salandy, TSTT’s Head of Public Relationsand External Affairs.

TTPBA President Kiran Maharaj noted that “New Media is the way the world operates today. It’s important that local newsrooms acquire the information they need.”

“This personal commitment and corporate support by TSTT is unprecedented in the English speaking Caribbean. This programme offers the opportunity to learn from lecturers who have a combined 300-plus years experience in the profession,” said Wesley Gibbings, President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers.

The lecturers include some of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading practitioners in the field – including Lennox Grant, Tony Fraser, Jones P. Madeira and Garfield King. Online instruction is being provided by instructors from the Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas.

Participating reporters will take part in following courses: Covering and Reporting News; Ethical Journalism; Online Journalism; Presenting the News; Specialist Reporting; and, Understanding Media and Writing for Media.

The “New Journalism for a New Age” programme began today, June 9th 2010 and runs until September 4th 2010.

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