Pupils of George Gunn International Academy visit Times

Mr. Ayoo(right) briefing the students.Photo Lizzy OkaiPupils from the George Gunn International Christian Academy at Tema, yesterday visited the New Times Corporation (NTC) to learn the processes involved in newspaper production.

The pupils, led by their Social Studies Teacher, Mr Wisdom Tornyie, were taken round The Ghanaian Times and The Spectator newsrooms, and other departments involved in newspaper production.

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

He told them the corporation was established a year after independence by the first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, to promote development and educate Ghanaians on national policies and nation building.

Mr. Ayoo told the pupils, “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”.

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

He 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 them on the work of the department.

By Linda Aryeetey    

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