ACM Vice President wants more quality journalists in the field

ACM Vice President wants more quality journalists in the field

first_img Share Share LocalNews ACM Vice President wants more quality journalists in the field by: – October 12, 2011 Mr. Peter Richards. Image via: GIS NewsAn upgrade in the quality of journalists in the Caribbean is among challenges facing the Association of Caribbean Media Workers.The ACM is holding its 10th Regional Conference in Dominica this week.Vice President of the Association Peter Richards says several of the Caribbean journalists are not adequately trained.“We are going through a lot of challenges which stems from number factors including the new convergence of technology, the fact that a number of journalists in the Caribbean are not fully trained to deal with journalism,” he said.According to Richards, there is not sufficient training for media workers on the island.“In most cases, the journalists come straight from school into the profession and some of the employees find it very difficult to send the journalists out to Jamaica, to the media institutions who train them properly. What we have been trying to do is organize series of training programs that will highlight certain areas that media workers fall short,” he said.He said ACM has also been working with the University of Texas where there are short online courses for journalists.Over 20 regional journalists are participating in the forum which will end on October 13th.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussionslast_img

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