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2023-12-02 22:58

Put Journalists on the "Professional Track"

This is the goal of the training program on enhancing professional journalism skills for journalists and editors from media agencies within the VUSTA system, held on September 28 in Hanoi.

The training program had the participation of over 50 journalists and editors from media agencies affiliated with professional associations in the whole country, scientific and technological organizations, as well as some local associations from Quang Nam, Da Nang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Thai Binh, and others.

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Journalists and editors from media agencies within the VUSTA system participate in the training program

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice President of VUSTA Pham Ngoc Linh emphasized the characteristics of the organization, which has nearly 70 specialized magazines, operating in all fields such as nature, society, science, and technology.

With a large and diverse media system, in recent times, the media of VUSTA has effectively carried out the task of disseminating the Vietnam Socialist Party's guidelines and policies, the government's laws, political orientation, and ideological perspectives toward intellectual science and technology.

However, according to him, in the context of changes in global media and communication activities, the development of the 4.0 industrial revolution, and other factors, the media agencies of VUSTA, which have a workforce of about 1,500 reporters and editors, are in a huge competition with other media agencies and social networking sites.

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Vice President Pham Ngoc Linh addresses the opening ceremony

"However, the 4.0 Industrial Revolution also brought many opportunities for the team of journalists and media agencies of VUSTA, specifically: the opportunity to access advanced science and technology to create various journalistic works that meet the increasingly diverse demands of readers. To achieve this, every journalist and editor must constantly innovate, embrace new technologies, and utilize the achievements of the Revolution to enhance their knowledge and journalistic skills," said Vice President Pham Ngoc Linh.

During the training program, Mr. Le Nghiem, former Head of the Electronic Department of People's Newspaper and vice President of the Vietnam Digital Communications Association (VDCA), who has over 25 years of experience in journalism, conveyed his experience and guided attendees on the methods of collecting and verifying the accuracy of information, as well as disseminating information. Additionally, he outlined the steps to determine objectives, and requirements, plan, prepare interview questions, and fully implement the structure of news articles to create the most effective journalistic works and multimedia communications published in electronic magazines.

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Journalist Le Nghiem shares his expertise at the training program

Along with introducing data collectors and verifying the accuracy of the information, Journalist Le Nghiem guided reporters and editors through the following steps: choosing a topic, conducting preliminary research on that topic and reference sources, selecting interviewers and types of interview questions,...

With active interaction from the participants, Journalist Le Nghiem led and shared his experiences in a scientific and systematic manner. He provided specific instructions for implementing each step and answered questions from reporters and editors.

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The participants of the training program take pictures together

Concluding the program, Journalist Le Nghiem expected that each reporter and editor could effectively deploy all the steps of the news writing process in order to create high scientific content, unique and in-depth information, with a sense of direction, in their magazine articles. 

Furthermore, journalists must be able to identify and choose newsworthy topics to make their articles widely known and enhance their own and their media organization's reputation. The main objective of this training program is to "activate" and put journalists on the "right track" toward a professional career that is effective and valuable -  said Journalist Le Nghiem.

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