Six young people from Community College have been working for the last week alongside media expert, medications Katy Atkinson from the UK, visit who is training them in sports reporting skills. Palau National Olympic Committee arranged for Katy Atkinson from The Reporters’ Academy to spend time with youth of Palau, website like this to pass on journalism skills to the youngsters of Palau, so that they can start to report on Palauan Sport.
The exciting and stimulating training was delivered by Katy to our enthusiastic young people. The aim of the training was to enable, empower and seize the creativity of our youth. They will start to tell the world about our athletes as they train and compete. This project is a legacy of London 2012 where PNOC and The Reporters’ Academy worked together.
This week the young people gained valuable new media and journalism skills, which they put into practice interviewing their Prime Minister, sports people and populating PNOC’s website with media content.
The training coincides with Palau’s MYSN conference, a great opportunity for the crew to put their training into practise. They are creating the official films from the event. As a result of the training they can now independently produce film updates for local media, populate PNOC web platforms, update blogs, and take photos confidently.
Ruby Joy Gabriel “Interviewing is great because you get to know what other people think and how they feel. It’s also helped to develop my confidence of asking questions to unfamiliar people.”
Young people worked as a team, gained confidence and received broadcast standard training from The Reporters’ Academy. They will put these skills into use in the NOC, their school and as they go to university or employment. The Reporters’ Academy look forward to working with this group in the future to support them to report on other nations and sports across the Pacific.
Chaz Sugiyama “I hope to further develop these newly attained knowledge and skills to positivity influence the youth of Palau.”
Katy Atkinson “ I‘ve been over whelmed by the warm welcome I have received here in Palau. It has been a joy working with your superb young people, we have had a lot of fun together learning new things and working professionally. The young people don’t realise how much they have learnt, I am so proud of them. I look forward to hearing about the sports people of Palau when I am at home in England!”