ACFJ ties up with AMIC for multimedia workshop

by | Jun 22, 2011 | News

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) has tied up with the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) for a multimedia storytelling workshop at the 20th AMIC Annual Conference on  June 27  in Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Violet Valdez, ACFJ executive director, said this initiative highlights ACFJ’s commitment to assist Asian journalists appreciate and understand the changing nature of  journalism practice in the digital environment.  She said ACFJ aims to help   journalists acquire skills in the use of  multimedia for a richer and more interactive news reporting.
The workshop will provide a broad perspective on multimedia journalism and its impact on the traditional news reporting approach, established journalistic rules and on current newsroom structure and resources. It will include a demonstration of the workflow and skills involved in producing a short form multimedia story.
The resource persons are Dr. D. J. Clark, multimedia journalist and director of ACFJ’s Visual Journalism Program, Prof. Kim Kierans, vice president, University of King’s College, Halifax, Canada, and an adjunct faculty of the Ateneo MA journalism program and Dr. Valdez.
Dr. Clark is currently handling ACFJ’s newest offering, the Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (DMJ) that opened on May 29.   Like the other ACFJ programs, the multimedia program he program is a   one-year Internet-based distance learning program offered through a hybrid of online and on-campus sessions.
Workshop participants will include journalists, teachers, and students from Asia who will attend the 20th AMIC Conference on June 24-27. Its theme is “ Taking Stock of Media and Communication Studies: The Challenges and Opportunities of Globalisation, New Media and the Rise of Asia.
The AMIC conference is a a premiere communication event in Asia gathering  academics, media industry professionals, policymakers, regulators, donors, students, and representatives from UN agencies, research groups, and civil society organisations from across Asia.  It is a venue for examining  the challenges and opportunities arising from new global developments for media practitioners and communication scholars and seeks   to  de-westernise and ‘asianize’ media theory and practice in the region.

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