First round of three- day training workshop on Election Reporting for working journalists by Walter Cronkite School of Journalism (Arizona State University, USA) and Media Foundation 360 ended this week at Fulbright Centre at Forman Christian College in Lahore. Next round of this training will be held in Islamabad, followed by Karachi. The topics included coverage on election day, voters’ dynamics, campaign politics in Pakistan, web & social analytics, Google news lab tools, fact checking and data reporting. Three trainers from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism included Dr Bill Silcock (Director Cronkite Global initiatives and Curator Hubert Humphrey Fellows Program), Jason Manning and Theresa Poulson (Professors of Practice, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism).
26 participants from all over Punjab, including faculty members of media schools from University of the Punjab, University of Gujrat, Forman Christian College and University of Central Punjab participated and learned new tools that can be used during election coverage. The training session was interactive where participants also presented their ideas and had discussion over
Certificates were presented at the end of the last day. Mubasher Bukhari, President Media Foundation 360 dedicated this training session to Mr Rauf Sheikh, Editor Coordination, The News, who had passed away earlier this week.