The Sustainability Media Academy comprises of three days of media workshops to develop story ideas, contacts, and network with other journalists from the region. The academy will provide participants with an overview of climate and sustainable development in Asia and uncover new ways of reporting on these issues for their countries. The workshops include:
1) 101 Journalism on Sustainability, 19 August 2022: This module covers the fundamentals of journalism on sustainability or sustainable development issues and content writing, providing participants with relevant background knowledge on sustainability topics.
2) Finding your voice: Story-telling in multimedia formats, 12 September 2022: This module will cover the fundamentals of multimedia production and how it can be used for effective story-telling in the sustainability context.
3) Deepening Knowledge, 6 October 2022: This module covers the fundamentals of how an aspiring journalist can work on discovering a niche topic or subject area in the field of sustainability.
These workshops facilitate the participants’ understanding of the multi-faceted issues in driving sustainable development in the region. The exposure to a myriad of issues and industry verticals will help the participants identify a niche sector that they are most keen to explore.
The hybrid workshops will run from August to October.