CNN and University of Nottingham Malaysia partner to empower the next generation of storytellers

    To empower the next generation of storytellers, CNN Academy and the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) presented a two-week virtual summer camp on multiplatform storytelling. The summer camp, which took place from July 5th – July 16th, provided training and academic courses for aspiring students and professionals to develop best practices in multiplatform journalism, production and storytelling.

    CNN and University of Nottingham Malaysia partner to empower the next generation of storytellers

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    Through live interactive seminars with CNN award-winning journalists, feedback sessions with editors and virtual lessons on The CNN Academy Hub, the program provided students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in multiplatform journalism and an understanding of how modern news gathering organisations operate. Students also had the opportunity to apply their learning into real-time practice by producing their own multiplatform content with guidance from the CNN Academy trainers and presented their projects at the end of the program.

    In addition to live seminars, workshops and recordings of the sessions, students also had access to hours of self-learning modules on a wide range of topics including covering breaking news, crafting engaging narratives and storytelling using digital techniques and tools.  All resources are available on The CNN Academy Hub, an e-learning platform that allows students to learn and study anytime and anywhere.

    “In an age of information clutter, it is critical to prepare future communicators to continue telling compelling stories and reporting trustworthy, fact-based content. Drawing on CNN’s expertise in multiplatform journalism and production, we are delighted to be partnering with UNM to provide students with an opportunity to learn from experienced journalists and empower them with knowledge and skill sets that will prepare them for their future roles,” said Alireza Haji Hosseini, Director at CNN Academy.

    “This summer camp has enabled our students to gain unrivalled experience and expert tuition in producing compelling stories from one of the world’s leading news organisations. This experience has provided our students with the toolkit of expertise, knowledge and skills that set them in good stead as they progress in their careers. We look forward to continuing to develop this exciting partnership with CNN for the benefit of our students and society as a whole,” said Dr Jason Pandya-Wood, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University of Nottingham Malaysia.

    Source: CNN International(Press Release)