Rectorate, UIN News Online – TheCareer Development Center (CDC) of UIN Jakarta UIN Jakarta held a virtual Journalism Workshop through the Zoom Meeting platform, Sunday (11/21/2021). The workshop which was attended by 40 participants who were doing an internship at CDC UIN Jakarta invited the Berita UIN Editor in Chief, Nanang Syaikhu, as a resource person.
The Head of CDC UIN Jakarta, Salamah Agung, in her speech said that the workshop was held because of the high interest of the interns to hone their news writing skills.
“They already have the ability and interest to learn news writing techniques. However, they are not confident enough to present their work, so they need to be retrained by expert resource persons,” said Salamah.
The training begins with News Writing Techniques material, covering the meaning of news, sources of information, types of news, news elements, news writing structure, formulas and rules for writing news, how to find sources of information, news language, and how to present the news to audience.
Meanwhile, Nanang Syaikhu in his presentation said that news writing is an art that can be learned easily by anyone. Therefore, these abilities are not only the domain of students from journalism or communication science majors but also other students with different scientific backgrounds.
The principle, continued Nanang, is that students must have strong motivation and enthusiasm by continuing to practice. In addition, he also said that the news writing ability is considered very important. Because it is an investment for one’s career journey in the future.
“Don’t worry about your educational background. All majors can generally enter the world of media,” said Nanang. (usa/ns/aa)