By Tere Alex – EM TV, Port Moresby
The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) journalism students will be part of the 2015 Pacific Games News Service.
They participated in a workshop conducted by a consultant engaged by the Games Organising Committee.
The workshop provided the students with an overview of the Games News Service. It also gave basic skill requirements to be part of the Games News Service team.
The students will be part of the News Service team, providing briefs about the Games that can be used by local and international journalists covering the Games as well as websites, blogs and social media pages.
Games Organising Committee CEO, Peter Stewart said the games news service is crucial as GOC wants to market the 2015 Games to the world as a recognised international sporting event.
Mr. Stewart said the engagement of the UPNG Journalism students is part of the legacy plans and total approach that the GOC will be undertaking with the University of Papua New Guinea.
The workshop covered building media relationships, conduct in media functional areas, managing the media scrum and a practical on reporting during the Games.