Thursday, March 12, 2009


The Media Association is hosting a broadcasting workshop this weekend.

"Dear colleague,

"The Media Association is set to host the second instalment of its workshop series.
The two-part session will be led by seasoned broadcasters Edison Carr and Dale Enoch and will cover the fundamentals of radio broadcasting.

"The session is carded for Saturday, March 14th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m at NALIS in Port of Spain, Seminar Room 2. The workshop is free of charge and all practising journalists are welcome.

"The areas to be covered are:
1) News writing, 2) Identifying the story, 3) Identifying the sound byte, 4) Slander, 5) Interviewing skills, 6) Sourcing information, 7) Pronunciation, 8) Basics of grammar, 9) Phrasing, 10) Breathing, 11) Proper use of voice.

"Limited seating is available and will be allotted on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

"We look forward to your cooperation in this venture.

"Marlan Hopkinson"

After last week's storm in a tea cup Mr Hopkinson, your colleagues need all the help they can get. And maybe you could add this module: 12) How not to throw an entire nation into panic mode.