Training for the digital newsroom at Radio St. Lucia

Lead Organisation IPDC
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
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Brief Description This project is designed to address the lack of training in journalistic practice and processes in St. Lucia, especially with regard to digital technology, technological convergence and their impact on the work processes in the field and at the station. It aims to train, in two one-week workshops, 30 journalists and news correspondents on topics such as the professional standards of electronic news gathering, production and dissemination, paying attention to technological convergence, and reporting for multiple media platforms. These training workshops will help ensure that the broadcast media’s newsroom staff are better able to meet the information needs of citizens, which will allow the public to make rational and informed contributions on matters of national importance. The training of news correspondents, particularly from the rural areas, will help rural communities to contribute more meaningfully to the issues that affect them specifically, and address the problem of the urban-centric imbalance in broadcast media.
Contact name Mr. Alton GRIZZLE
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Funding Agencies IPDC
Target Beneficiaries Journalists, news correspondents
Start Date 20-01-2007
End Date 20-01-2007
Project Budget US$15,000
Current Status NC
Countr(ies) Involved ST Lucia
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components Digital technology
Millennium Development Goals 2. Education
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