CDS STUDENTS ATTEND MEDIA WORKSHOP

CDS STUDENTS ATTEND MEDIA WORKSHOP

The USAID PNG Sustainable Landscape (PNGSL) invited and provided an opportunity for two students from PNG Unitech to attend a three days’ workshop in Port Moresby.


The training conducted by PNGSL took place from May 1st- 3rd, 2024 that was attended by invited students from PNG Unitech, UPNG, DWU and reporters from the mainstream media organizations.
Two third year students from the Department of Communication & Development Studies, Honong Ono & Javina Waiakali were privileged to learned first-hand information on how the media industry works.
We learned a lot from an experienced journalist and the current President of PNG Media Council, Neville Choi who was
also the chief media trainer”
, explained Mr. Ono.
“Mr. Choi shared with us the trainees’ his knowledge, insights and experience while reporting for sensitive news rounds like
investigative reporting,”
he said. “We were explained by Mr. Choi that investigative reporting is a systematic, in-depth and research- based report that requires time and effort from the journalists,” he said.

“We were told that investigative journalism a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, racial injustice, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing report on it which is prevalent in a developing country like PNG”, he said.
Mr. Ono said, they’ve learnt that being an investigative journalist is to always have a curious mindset and to look past the deniable of what is put out on the media.
“I learned that whoever is wielding the pen has the power to CHANGE,” he said. Miss Waiakali who also took part in the workshop expressed her gratitude to PNGSL for the opportunity given to her and her colleague to take part in this workshop.

“Apart from the theories and concepts that we learn during our studies here, we had the opportunity to listen to
experiences shared by people who are actually at the workforce now,”
she said.
“We learned that as an investigative journalist we as reporters have to investigate and write news stories to expose corruption of public office holders like politicians and hold them accountable for their wrong doings,” she said.
She said that during the workshop, she came to learn that journalism is noble profession and she was thankful to PNGSI for giving them this opportunity.