Learners benefit from Community Journalism Project

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Here are the CUT students with the learners from Tsoseletso High School.

Third-year Language Practice students from the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), recently engaged in a community newspaper project to share their knowledge with prospective journalism students from two high schools in Bloemfontein. The Community Journalism Project is a joint venture between the CUT’s Department of Communication Sciences and Central Media Group – a multimedia company specialising in print, electronic, radio and digital platforms.
This project, which was presented for the sixth year, aims to introduce high school learners with an interest in journalism to the industry, particularly community journalism.
The CUT’s Language Practice students did presentations for learners, giving them an overview of the journalism industry and practical hands-on tips on how to become a good journalist. This year eight learners from Brebner High School and another six from Tsoseletso High School attended the workshops. The students were evaluated by their lecturer, Dr Mardi Delport, and Maricelle Botha, editor of Bloemfontein Courant, on their presentations.

Pictured with the CUT students and learners from Brebner High School, are Delport (at the left in front), Lorraine Louw (fourth from the left, at the back), lecturer in Communication Sciences at the CUT, and Botha (third from the right, at the back) with the students and learners.
Pictured with the CUT students and learners from Brebner High School, are Delport (at the left in front), Lorraine Louw (fourth from the left, at the back), lecturer in Communication Sciences at the CUT, and Botha (third from the right, at the back) with the students and learners.