Launch: Masterclass on Crisis Reporting

25 June 2020
18:15 SGT

This year’s Masterclass focuses on Crisis Reporting. Although the current pandemic is a focal point of the Masterclass, reporting under other critical circumstances is covered as well. The different chapters of the Masterclass highlight the topic from different angles.

1. Reporting on Multiple Crisis Scenarios – PLUC
The collective “People Like Us Create” (PLUC) from India shares best practices from their collective approach on Crisis Reporting.

2. Battleground PolyU – DJ Clark
Learn how to create an immersive multimedia story with DJ Clark from Hong Kong, who reported on the local protests with a 360 degree sound and camera system. Check out how he gears up for dangerous missions in his Lightning Talk.

3. Mental Health in MOJO – Sanne Breimer
Are you stressed working as a journalist? You are not alone! Get out of the journalist’s stress trap with this webinar, in which industry experts share their experiences on coping with difficult situations. A podcast with Amantha Perera (DART Center) compliments this chapter.

4. Teaching Mojo to vulnerable groups – Faten Jebai
Multimedia journalist Faten Jebai shares her experience in teaching MOJO to refugees in Lebanon and shows best practices from her workshops. 

5. Editing and reporting from home – U. Singh
NDTV-Journalist Umashankar Singh shares with us how he is coping with the pandemic from a mobile journalism point of view in one of our Lightning Talks.

6. Creating a collaborative remote newsroom – Tito Ambyo
Check out how Tito Ambyo’s students defied the pandemic and set up a fully fledged newsroom that allows remote collaboration.

7. MOJO in reconciliation processes in Sri Lanka – MediaCorps
Read up on how a project helps to bring people together with the connecting power of Mobile Journalism in this blog post.

Session Videos

Coming soon

Session Speakers

Amantha Perera

Amantha Perera

Post-grad Researcher/Writer, Melbourne
Nirasha Piyawadani

Nirasha Piyawadani

Mobile & Investigative Journalist/Senior Media Producer, Colombo
Umashankar Singh

Umashankar Singh

Foreign Affairs Editor, NDTV India
M C Rasmin

M C Rasmin

Deputy Chief of Party at IREX, Colombo
Tito Ambyo

Tito Ambyo

Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne
Sanne Breimer

Sanne Breimer

Sanne Breimer, Journalist and Coach, The Netherlands
Faten Jebai

Faten Jebai

Multimedia Journalist, Digital Media Trainer and Consultant, Beirut
DJ Clark

DJ Clark

Multimedia Journalist, Hong Kong
Shubham Gupta

Shubham Gupta

Leads Storytelling at People Like Us Create, India
Tamseel Hussain

Tamseel Hussain

CEO & Founder at People Like Us Create (PLUC), India