More than forty student journalists in training at the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism (PQSJ) have concluded the first level of the training which provided lectures in 10-major journalism courses.
The nine-month intensive and hands-on journalism training being offered comprises classroom lectures, seminars, field trips and internships. The internship program, according to a MediaAid Foundation executive director, Titus Tokpa, is compulsory and would provide an opportunity to shape the trainees’ journalism careers while in training.
Mr. Tokpa said the first set of trainees enrolled since March 2015, and will move to Level 2 which begins July 15.
Level 2 of the program will offer advanced courses in featuring writing, writing and reporting for television-2, news editing, cool edit production, health reporting-2, photo journalism and public relations, among others.
The program is being run by MediaAid Foundation, envisioned by Liberian journalist Titus Tokpa, who worked for 12 years at the Liberia Broadcasting System.
The release said several students are being recruited and vetted for the Level 2 session. The PQSJ has succeeded in attracting some of Liberia’s professional journalists as trainers.
They include radio producer Blamo Robinson, Jallah Grayfield, Edwin Clarke, Necus Andrews, Henry Sumo, Omari Jackson, among others. The program is in honor of former PUL president Mr. Peter Quaqua, current president of the West African Journalists Association (WAJA).