Poskod Journalism Campus returns to The Cooler Lumpur Festival.

As part of Cooler Lumpur’s #Fast, Poskod.MY will return with Poskod Journalism Campus: a series of interactive workshops, panel discussions and talks to get people thinking about the state of today’s media. This year, the topics will range from making video documentaries to the role of social media in news.

Poskod Journalism Campus aims to create dialogue and insights into the fast-moving nature of modern journalism. PJC will kick off on Friday 20 June and will continue with

selected events over the festival weekend. Some events will be limited to registered numbers, others will be public.

This year, Poskod.MY is delighted to be working with Al Jazeera. The international news network will be hosting a masterclass on video journalism, based on their expertise in documentaries. Al Jazeera will present a talk and a workshop on what makes a powerful video documentary and how they train their video journalists in the field.

There will also be a panel discussion about creating news for Generation Y, including the impact of social media. This event will be sponsored by The Star’s youth section, R.AGE. For full event listing please click here.

Last year’s Poskod Journalism Campus attracted over 100 people for a one-day programme, with a wide reach among aspiring and emerging journalists. Our audience included students from colleges and universities such as IACT, University of Nottingham, Segi and UiTM, as well as junior professionals from publications as diverse as The Sun, The Nut Graph, Time Out, The Star and many more.

Poskod.MY is an online magazine based in the Klang Valley. Our publication focuses on developing in-depth feature stories on culture and current affairs. We are also committed to nurturing new talent through the Writers in Progress traineeship and the UnRepresented programme.

Poskod Journalism Campus during #Word: The Cooler Lumpur Festival in 2013

Poskod Journalism Campus

Bringing Malaysian Stories to an International Audience – A Video Documentary Masterclass with Al Jazeera

Friday, 20 June 2014
10.30 am – 1.00 pm
Black Box, MAP @ Publika

Video journalism can bring national stories to the attention of the whole world. In this masterclass, international news network Al Jazeera will present two documentaries made by filmmakers based in Malaysia. The filmmakers will lead the audience through the process of making a successful local story with a global reach.

This event is public but you can pre-register here. Once pre-registration is full, remaining seats will be offered on a walk-in basis.

Journalism For Gen Y – A Panel Discussion, sponsored by R.AGE

Friday, 20 June 2014
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Black Box, MAP @ Publika

Our consumption of the news is increasingly shaped by social media, as well as websites like Buzzfeed that are driven by ‘virality’. How are Gen Y readers and writing changing journalism? This panel discussion will be hosted by R.AGE, The Star’s youth platform, and will feature editors and journalists who are trying to capture the voice and attention of the millennial generation.

Panelists: Zan Azlee, Lim Chee Wah, Niki Cheong, Loo Jia-Wei

Moderator: Ian Yee

Anatomy of a Documentary From Idea to Screen – A Workshop with Al Jazeera

Friday, 20 June 2014
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Interpr8, Publika

Are you a documentary filmmaker with a project that you would like to reach a global audience? Here’s your chance to workshop your current documentary ideas and projects with producers from Al Jazeera’s Witness and Viewfinder series. You will gain feedback on each stage of the process, from pitching to post-production.

This workshop is limited to 20 people and is open by application only. Download an application at Deadline for applications is 10 June. The workshop will be charged at RM20.

Risky Business: Investigative Journalism

Saturday, 21 June 2014
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Black Box, MAP @ Publika

Journalism that seeks to uncover and report the truth is one of the cornerstones of a free press. How strong is Malaysia’s media record in investigation – and what are the risks of digging deep in this country?

Panelists: Steven Gan, R. Nadeswaran, Chan Tau Chou

Moderator: Ling Low

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