By Faten Omar
Kuwait Times, the oldest English-language newspaper in the Gulf region since 1961, concluded its Summer Program for 2022, which hosted 10 students, between the age of 18 and 25 years. The course started on Aug 14, 2022 and ended on Sept 8, 2022. During the four-week course, interns were exposed to different work processes in journalism and they were found diligent, hardworking, and result-oriented.
The summer program aimed to familiarize students with the working nature of the journalism industry, as well as the mechanism of news making, through on-site coverage, interviews and news investigations.
Kuwait Times team developed and enhanced the student’s understanding in the field of reporting, photography and social media. The team invested in their responsibility to equip trainees with knowledge in journalism, especially practical experience. The goal of the course was to train future journalists on how to use their skills and talents to improve their stories and helped guide the students with weekly lectures, PowerPoint presentations as well as other journalistic materials.
The program focused on many other aspects as well including the importance of social media in journalism and the types of tools and devices that support it. In addition, the course also helped students to focus on the different applications needed to make high quality press stories in terms of production, editing skills, photography as well as digital publishing. The course also included practical and field training tips in journalistic production.
Kuwait Times always seeks to develop local community skills and knowledge by organizing training courses. After the successful completion of the course, Kuwait Times provided students with a certificate, in addition to an article published in the newspaper.