Journalism Campus

The Cooler Lumpur Festival returns with 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 photojournalism in the age of Instagram, to the issues around fake news.

Journalism Campus aims to create dialogue and insights into the fast-moving nature of modern journalism. The campus kicks off on Friday 5 October 2018 and will continue with selected events over the festival weekend.

For the first time, an entrance fee of RM10 is charged for admission to the entire festival, EXCEPT for workshops and special events, which are charged separately.

The Cooler Lumpur Festival has always been supported by grants, and as we approach our 6th year, a nominal contribution from our attendees will help greatly in keeping the festival sustainable and independent for years to come.

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Saving Journalism in the Age of Social Media

Black Box
Journalism Campus Panels
In the face of relentless mis- and disinformation, the role of journalism in Malaysian society has become more crucial than ever. At the same time, news organisations are struggling to turn a profit and media salaries are stagnating. How will journalism survive in the age of cat memes, #fakenews, ‘social sites’ and inheriting the instagram […]
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The Outsiders: How Global Journalism Shaped Our National Discourse

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Journalism Campus Panels
Content transcends boundaries. Anyone with access to the Internet, is globally connected. Malaysian news coverage by foreign media outlets arguably played a pivotal role in the recent GE14, with their exposés on 1MDB – the biggest scandal the country has seen. Meanwhile, the local media won’t touch any ‘sensitive topics’ with a 10-foot pole – […]
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The Big Picture: Photojournalism 101

ME.REKA Makerspace
Journalism Campus Workshops
The workshop will consist a brief talk about Carlo’s work, and his process on documenting the Drug war in the Philippines – the challenges, the ethical lines, how to deal with grieving families, also how to protect them, the security risk and all that comes with documenting what’s happening on the ground level. Participants will […]
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Kasi Viral: The Spread of Racial Disinformation in Malaysia

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Journalism Campus Panels
According to the Digital News Report 2017, Malaysia tops the world rankings for WhatsApp usage. How many WhatsApp groups are you in? How many times have you read a message that made you feel outraged or smug? How many times have you forwarded that message? The spread of fake news and disinformation in Malaysia are […]
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Digging Deep: Investigative Journalism 101

ME.REKA Makerspace
Journalism Campus Workshops
Whether you are researching on the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar or exposing cross-border sex trafficking of minors, this workshop is a great introduction to investigative reporting. Learn how to set up an investigation, how to tell stories that matter in an impactful way, and even what job hazards to expect. Led by seasoned […]
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Visual Journalism: Pictures Paint a Thousand Words

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Journalism Campus Panels
Information has existed since the beginning of time – from chiselling stone tablets to swiping on paper thin ones – and has evolved tremendously into various forms to keep up with the changing habits of consumers. How do we tell important stories in the age of Instagram? Have social media platforms given photojournalists a second […]
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Screening: “We Are Animals”, by Zan Azlee

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Journalism Campus Screenings
Journalist and documentary filmmaker, Zan Azlee, spends several weeks in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. It is the world’s largest refugee camp, housing close to a million displaced Rohingya. Through his gonzo style of filming, he catches a glimpse of life in the camp through the residents, assists a group of medical volunteers from Mercy Malaysia there, and […]
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