World Radio Day in Jordan: Sports journalism training for university students
11 Feb 11:32 - 15 Feb 18:00,
A sports journalism training course supported by NET-MED Youth will benefit 10 students from Yarmouk University, addressing the commercial, political and cultural importance of sport and its unifying role in fostering dialogue between nations. It will aim to increase the confidence of aspiring sports journalists in providing a fast and informed reporting service without sacrificing accuracy and balance. It will also help them find unusual angles and features to complement their core sports coverage.
The training, delivered by senior and specialized journalists, will offer intensive class and field training in written, radio and new media reporting of sport, as well as the opportunity to meet and interview athletes and representatives of the sports sector in Jordan. The integration of social media will form a core component of the training, giving participants useful tools required to work in today’s evolving newsrooms. One day will be dedicated to sport values and ethics, issues related to race, gender, sports and data and emerging media.
Yarmouk FM will publish and broadcast stories and audio packages produced in the context of the training.
Activities building skills among youth organizations and young journalists; to enhance youth representation in media and promote freedom of expression, media and information literacy and youth-generated media content.
Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs.
Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.