The fourth group of #MediaCorpLk Fellowship which started off last Thursday (6 February) with an inauguration ceremony headed by SDJF Chairperson Prof. Padmasiri Wanigasundera concluded successfully last Tuesday (11).
A technical review was also conducted on the MoJos produced by Fellows based on the news value, technical quality and the visuals by K. C. Saranga, General Manager News, TV Derana, Lasantha Ruhanage, Deputy Editor, Anidda and Kapila Ramanayake, Key MoJo trainer. The Fellows had the opportunity to get valuable feedback from experienced journalists through this session.
Ms. Dharini Priscila conducted an interesting session on ‘Gender sensitive journalism’ for the #MediaCorpsFellows on importance of maintaining ethical standards in gender sensitive reporting.
A good storyteller should be mindful to make a story more powerful and credible with more data and evidence, noted Shihar Aneez Senior Journalist and former correspondent to Reuters in conducting a session on #DataJournalism.
#MediaCorpLK aims to empower the Fellows with the skill of #MoJo as a means of capturing under-reported stories. As a first step they learnt the mobile app CameraMX and several basic rules in videography from Mohammedu Aswer, Key MoJo trainer.
A team of both local and foreign representatives from IREX including Ms. Alicia Phillips Mandaville, VP, Global Program & Ms. Jean Mackenzie, Chief of Party IREX visited the Fellows to discuss progress of first MoJo of the Fellows.
A significant milestone in the #MediaCorpLK journey was marked with the launch of MediaCorps Manual during the workshop. The manual has been developed after much research while also embodying the experience from four Fellowship teams and their field work. The Fellows were given a #MoJo toolkit to facilitate their future story production.