Poskod Journalism Campus 2014

One year ago, we held our inaugural Poskod Journalism Campus at The Cooler Lumpur Festival. It was a day for young and aspiring journalists to network, to debate current issues in the Malaysian media and to hear leading journalists and editors talk about the challenges they face.

We are happy to announce that Poskod Journalism Campus will return this year, once again hosted at The Cooler Lumpur Festival. This year’s festival theme is #Fast. Join our talks, workshops and panel discussions about the fast-moving world of journalism today, with topics ranging from video documentaries to social media.

More details will be announced in the next few weeks, so do check this page for updates.

Bringing Malaysian Stories to an International Audience – A Video Documentary Masterclass with Al Jazeera

Video journalism can bring national stories to the attention of the whole world. In this masterclass, international news network Al Jazeera will present two documentaries made by filmmakers based in Malaysia. The filmmakers will lead the audience through the process of making a successful local story with a global reach.

Friday 20 June: 10.30am – 1pm, Black Box, Publika

This event is public but you can pre-register here. Once pre-registration is full, remaining seats will be offered on a walk-in basis.

Journalism For Gen Y – A Panel Discussion, sponsored by R.AGE

Our consumption of the news is increasingly shaped by social media, as well as websites like Buzzfeed that are driven by ‘virality’. How are Gen Y readers and writing changing journalism? This panel discussion will be hosted by R.AGE, The Star’s youth platform, and will feature editors and journalists who are trying to capture the voice and attention of the millennial generation.

Zan Azlee (Editor, Magazine Programming at Astro Awani)
Lim Chee Wah (Editor, Time Out KL)
Niki Cheong (Lecturer, KDU)
Loo Jia-Wei (Managing Director, PopFolio Network)
Moderator: Ian Yee (Editor, R.AGE).

Friday 20 June: 2pm – 3.30pm, Black Box, Publika

This event is public but you can pre-register here. Once pre-registration is full, remaining seats will be offered on a walk-in basis.

Risky Business: Investigative Journalism in Malaysia – A Panel Discussion

Journalism that seeks to uncover and report the truth is the cornerstone of a free press. How strong is Malaysia’s media record in investigation – and what are the risks of digging deep in this country? Find out from the journalists who have first-hand experience.

Steven Gan (Editor-in-Chief, Malaysiakini)
R. Nadeswaran (Citizen Nades, The Sun)
Chan Tau Chou (Senior Reporter, Al Jazeera)
Moderator: Ling Low (Editor-in-Chief, Poskod.MY).

Saturday 21 June: 2pm – 3pm, Black Box, Publika

This event is public and all seats will be offered on a walk-in basis.

Anatomy of a Documentary From Idea to Screen – A Workshop with Al Jazeera

Are you a documentary filmmaker with a project that you would like to reach a global audience? Here’s your chance to workshop your current documentary ideas and projects with producers from Al Jazeera’s Witness and Viewfinder series. You will gain feedback on each stage of the process, from pitching to post-production.

Friday 20 June, 2pm – 5pm, Interpr8, Publika

This workshop is limited to 20 people and is open by application only. Download an Application Form here. Deadline for applications is 17 June. The workshop will be charged at RM20.