Introducing Poskod Journalism Campus

Friday 21 June, Publika

What does it mean to be a journalist, editor or publisher working in Malaysia today? We live in digital times, while the influence of print persists. We have internet freedoms, yet still contend with censorship. Social media increasingly drives business and consumption, but where does it leave traditional journalism ethics and skills?

At the inaugural Poskod Journalism Campus, we will address these issues and more, hearing from some of the leading voices in journalism today.

The Poskod Journalism Campus is a one day event that aims to:

–            Help us understand Malaysian journalism in a global context

–            Highlight the ways we can improve Malaysian journalism

–            Facilitate networking among members of the industry

–            Allow media students to learn from experienced journalists and editors

The Poskod Journalism Campus will take place on Friday 21 June, from 10am – 4.30pm. This is the first day of #Word: The Cooler Lumpur Festival, a three day arts and culture festival at MAP, Publika.

Who will be speaking?

Keynote Speakers

Rehman Rashid, former Editor of The New Straits Times and former Senior Writer with Asiaweek in Hong Kong. Author of A Malaysian Journey.

Janet Steele, Associate Professor of Journalism at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

Panelists and Moderators

–       Steven Gan (Panelist), Founding Editor of Malaysiakini

–      Jahabar Sadiq (Panelist), CEO and Editor of The Malaysian Insider

–      Wong Siah Ping (Panelist), Chief Operating Officer, Digital Business, The Star

–       Jason Tan (Moderator and Panelist), Editor of The B-Side

–       Ling Low (Moderator), Editor of Poskod.my

–       Wong Chin Huat (Panelist), Political Columnist for The Nut Graph and FZ.com

Who’s organising this?

Poskod.my is producing this event. At Poskod, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of Malaysian writing, from journalism to satire to fiction. That’s why we started Writers in Progress, a dedicated trainee scheme. At the Poskod Journalism Campus, we hope that more people – students and professionals alike – will be able to learn from each other and engage in the future of Malaysian journalism.

The event is also supported by FZ.com, The British Council Malaysia and US Embassy Kuala Lumpur.

Who should come?

Anyone with an interest in Malaysian journalism can come, but we particularly encourage those working in the media and students of media to attend.

Is it free?

Yes. Also got food.

Where do I sign up?

Media professionals and members of the public can register at www.myposkodcampus.eventbrite.com. Places are limited, so please book quickly to avoid disappointment. Registration closes on Monday 17 June.

If you are a student, you should receive registration details through your university. If you don’t, please ask your university to request a registration form by emailing ideas@poskod.my.

 

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