July 4, 2006

TRAINING: Young people get early lessons in journalism (ARMENIA)

Young people get early lessons in journalism

Region :None
Country :Armenia
Topic :Young Journalists, Print Journalism


Young people in Armenia are getting some new journalism skills, as they start up newspapers and Web sites in their communities with help from local trainers.

Three Armenian journalists are instructing youth clubs and students in various cities, as part of their own training in educating fellow journalists. The training is part of an effort ? led by the Knight International Press Fellowships at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) ? to develop more qualified journalism trainers in Armenia.  

Suren Deheryan, a reporter for the ArmeniaNow online newspaper, talked to students in the village of Lchashen about the ?5-Ws.? Yerevan State University journalism student Siranouish Gevorgyan discussed reporting techniques with youth leaders in the village of Vahagni. Finally, fellow YSU student Sara Khojoyan led a discussion with the youth club in Dilijan, which publishes its own newspaper and plans to start a community radio station.

Timothy Spence, a Knight fellow working with journalists and trainers in Armenia, organized the sessions with help from the Academy for Educational Development (AED). The academy sponsors youth clubs throughout the country.

For more information on the training, contact Spence at tspencemail@gmail.com.

ICFJ organizes the Knight Fellowships with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The program sends veteran journalists abroad to train their colleagues around the world. For more information: http://www.knight-international.org/.

SOURCE: http://www.ijnet.org/Director.aspx?P=Article&ID=305177&LID=1

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