• UQ journalism students report on the IOI

    by  • July 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Kathryn Perrott interviews Si Wei How from Malaysia

    Journalism student Kathryn Perrott interviews Malaysian contestant Si Wei How as he arrives at UQ (Photo: Harriet Persse)

     

    Students from UQ’s School of Journalism and Communication are gaining real-world experience by providing news coverage of this year’s IOI in Brisbane.

    This work integrated learning project requires students to  create television, print and radio packages and develop their editing skills.

    Journalism staff offer their professional knowledge to help students to publish high quality stories.

    Many of the students will earn course credit for their participation, however it is the experience and skills gained that will give them an edge in the journalism industry when they graduate.

    Journalism student Nicholas Adermann believes it is a great experience to create news stories about a real world event.

    “This event seems relevant to many people around the world and that in itself is inspiring and allows us to be motivated to take content that can be viewed world wide,” Mr Adermann said.

    Another student journalist, Sophie Lester, felt the opportunity would give her the additional industry experience she needed to seek work as a journalist.

    “I feel it is a great chance to meet other like-minded people and other journalism students,” Ms Lester said.

    All published work from the students will appear on the website http://ioireporter.com.au. This website can also be accessed through the IOI website http://www.ioi2013.org, by clicking on the News link on the right hand side.

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