Friday, October 12, 2007

EDITORS TO TRAIN ON WEB 2.0

The International Institute of ICT Journalism (PenPlusBytes), is collaboration with the Ghana Journalist Association,with support of the French Embassy is organising a two day workshop for twenty(20) editors in Accra

The workshop which runs from 10th to 1th October is being held under the theme "Improving the quality of journalism using web 2.0" for Editors, Senior Journalists and Journalism Educators at the Accra International Press Centre.


The face of journalism is changing as well as the rules of the game and ICT especially digital media is playing a major transformational role. It is being held in recognition of the fact that achieving excellence in Journalism demands a new approach to working with ICT tools. The practical workshop will among others things, take participants through ICT tools for journalis-a journey through the past,present and future and video blogging.

Practical web 2.0 tools for journalism workshop will takt the participants through editing for the web, Developing a virtual newsroom using wikis, writing, editing and publishing online made easy for journalists using blogs and podcasting.

Kwami Ahiabenu, II President of the International Institute for ICT Journalism(penplusbytes) says " there is a growing need for training in ICT for Journalists, to enable them to be more functional in our new evolving Information Age and the first ever workshop in Web 2.0 is designed to meet these demand"

The French Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Pierre Jacquemot, Ibrahim Insuah co-ordinator of GINKS and the Deputy Minister for Information and National Orientation Mr. Frank Agyekum, Ghana Journalist Association(GJA) President Ransford Tetteh are expected to speak at the opening ceremony.

Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing(GINKS) and Ghana ICT Journalist Association (GHJICT) are partners to the training programme.

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