Premium Times editor trains Crest newspaper reporters in Uyo
By Shadrach Okon
A West African Award Winning Investigative Journalist, Mr. Cletus Upkpong has concluded a training session for editors, contributors, freelancers and reporters of the Crest Newspaper in Uyo.
The Crest Newspaper in-house training session which took place today Wednesday, 29, Dec. 2021 at the Crest Newspaper office in Uyo, on the theme “The Making of a Post-Modern Journalists” was organised by the Crest Editorial Board to sharpen the reporting skills of the Crest team in journalism practice.
In his opening remark, the Managing Editor of The Crest, Kufre Etuk appreciated the staff for their contributions in making the newspaper where it is.
Etuk noted that though Crest newspaper is still new, the management will not bend rules or compromise standards to accommodate any interest in the political space.
“The essence of this training is to equip everyone for the task ahead in 2022. We have a lot to do as a team and we must sit pretty to deliver on every task.”
The Managing Editor thanked the guest lecturer, Mr. Cletus Ukpong for creating out time to share his wealth of knowledge in the field and promised to implement editorial plans that will emanate from the training.
The guest lecturer, Mr. Cletus Ukpong, during the training session with Crest reporters, highlighted some of the kits of journalism to include: ability to see news where others do not , passion for journalism, research skills & tools, interviewing skills, sustaining news sources, multi media skills, credibility, framing skills, data gathering skills among others.
In his reaction, Abasiofiok Inyang, an Editor with the Crest Newspaper noted that the training session has given him more insights on practical journalism and thanked the guest lecturer for the training.
Also speaking, an IT student with the Crest Newspaper, Owoikemeke Justine, described the training session as insightful and pleaded with the management of the paper to organise such training session again in the nearest future.
The training session also afforded reporters and editors the platform to share with the guest lecturer their challenges in the course of journalism practice.
The guest lecturer also took time to mention some news worthy events that reporters should report in the newspaper to promote the newspaper audience and spark public discourse.