Thursday, 20 November 2014

Journalism workshop

Al Qamar Middle school students were privileged to have Ms. Maryam Ismail conduct a lecture and workshop on journalism. Ms. Ismail first spoke to the children about the importance of journalism especially in a democracy. She then explained the key information - who , what, where, how and when, that a journalist seeks when writing a news article. Ms. Ismail divided the students into groups who had to produce an article for one section of a newspaper - Crime, Sports, Lifestyle, Current events etc.
The children scrambled to do the research and then write 2 paras on their topic in groups. The groups then presented their articles - and had their work critiqued for engagement, interest, brevity etc by Ms. Ismail.
Ms. Ismail is a graduate from Rutgers University, USA and a Masters from New School for Social Research in New York. After a teaching career spanning from Kindergarten to University, Ms. Ismail is now engaged in journalistic writing. She resides in Sharjah.
JazakAllah Sr for taking valuable time off during your visit to India to come to Al Qamar

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