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Archdiocese of Mt Hagen on print media training

Rebiamul, Mt Hagen: A three-day print media seminar was held in the Archdiocese of Mt. Hagen focused on writing articles, creating newsletters and capturing photographs with a message.

Held from 27th to 29th October, the purpose of the seminar was to equip the participants with necessary skills that will enable them to participate in the different media platforms to spread the message of God’s love to all especially in the print media.

Catholic Bishops Conference Social Communications Commission (SOCOM) Representative, Ms Abigail Seta, facilitated the program at the Trinity FM studio which had seven participants present. The participants were five staff from Trinity FM Radio Station and two youths from the parishes in the Archdiocese.

“It was a very interactive program that invoked critical discussions about the media in PNG. The participants were eager to learn as some of the topics presented were new to them. I hope that they will put into practice what they have learnt,” stated Ms Seta.

The content of the seminar included the importance of news, news writing and editing, writing feature articles, creating newsletter, inverted pyramid and taking inspiring photographs.

According to Trinity FM’s journalist, Simon Mokot, there is a need for more skills training for media personnel involved in print media.

“The personnel’s need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills as well as equipment and machines needed for their productions. I would like to do more in terms of news content and create sections for many other areas in the diocese such as Laity, Youths and others,” he said.

The workshop has helped the participants to improve their skills in imparting messages to others through media print. They appreciated his grace Archbishop Douglas Young, and the CBC SOCOM for their continual support in educating youth in the social media platform. The Print Media Program was sponsored by SOCOM together with the Archdiocese of Mt Hagen.

Other comments:

“I liked every session presented in this seminar because I now have the skills to write very good news articles.” Jerothy Timbil, Youth Representative, Togoba Parish, Mt Hagen

“I have enjoyed all the presentations because of the knowledge I have gained. My commitment is to write current news about events in my parish and my community.” Sr Mary Lillian, Director of Trinity FM Radio 98.1, Mt Hagen

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