Greetings from KiniAcademy!
How have all of you been? Hope everyone is in the pink of health during this trying times. During the MCO, KiniAcademy conducted a 7-module Investigative Journalism on Corruption programme with the support of the Malaysian Reform Institute (MARI) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Twenty participants consisting of reporters, writers and researchers attended the online course. They were exposed to the various techniques and challenges of investigative reporting focusing on corruption. At the end of the three-month programme, participants produced their investigative stories in teams, under the mentorship of Malaysiakini editors and some of Malaysia’s well-known investigative journalists. One of the stories was jointly published by The Sun and Malaysiakini and actually got the relevant authorities to investigate the issue further.
Mobile Journalism course helps participants to shoot video and learn how to frame subjects using well-established cinematography techniques using a smartphone and edit and publish empowering digital stories using simple apps.
Investigative Journalism course helps participants to plan and develop an investigative report as part of the training and recognise the boundary separating constitutionally protected writing from legally actionable defamation.
Malaysian Judiciary and Court Reporting course helps participants to understand the structure, function and importance of the judicial system and explain commonly used legal jargons.
Opinion Writing and Media Commentary course helps participants to develop original and engaging angles for stories and express your personality in your writing and conduct in-depth research and write critically with sound argumentation to counter logical fallacies.
Writing News for Digital Media course helps participants to understand the fundamentals of news judgement and gathering techniques and write and organise a news story that is concise and accurate for both, print and online media.
Crisis Communications and Reputation Management course helps participants to change negative narratives in a crisis by restoring confidence and highlighting positives to stakeholders through the media and build trust and honesty across communication lines to emerge from a crisis even stronger.
Kini Academy Holiday Camp is an intensive two-week programme for the intellectually curious and motivated high school leaver who wants to develop his or her creative and critical thinking abilities in an actual media organisation setting. The goal is to ensure that participants leave with a holistic view of the working world with a strong personal brand of yourself.
Come join us on Saturday, 8 December 2018 at Malaysiakini.
So, stay updated as we roll out a host of interesting courses and activities.