Journalism Students Visit New Times

Mr Matthew Ayoo(right),Times News Editor briefing the students on tour Photo, Seth OsabukleStudents from the Professional Institute of Journa-lism  (PIJ), in Accra, as part of their journalism training, visited the New Times Corporation (NTC) last Friday to have an insight into newspaper production.

The purpose of the visit was also to help the students to establish a link between classroom work and industrial practice, in order to prepare them adequately for the job market.

They visited The Ghanaian Times newsroom, The Spectator newsroom, and other departments involved in newspaper production.

The News Editor of Ghanaian Times, Mr. Matthew Ayoo, briefed the students on how stories are gathered and processed before dissemination.

“Our objective is to help push the development agenda of the country forward. We help solve societal challenges by reporting the truth. That is why we are branded as the most authoritative newspaper in the country,” he said.

Mr. Ayoo educated them on the criteria for selecting stories for publication, and said journalism was faced with challenges.

The news editor urged the students to take their studies seriously, strive to be good reporters and dress decently.

The students were welcomed in The Spectator newsroom by a senior reporter, Mr. Norman Cooper, who also briefed the students on the work of the department.

The students praised the management and staff of the NTC for their warm reception.

By Yaw Kyei

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