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Basic writing skill and photography exposure

sc5opTAWAU – 26 potential reporters coming from the various BECs, groups and ministries attended a 3-hour exposure on basic journalism and photography skill organized by the Social Communication Ministry (SOCCOM) of Holy Trinity Parish Tawau.  The event was held at the Conference Room on Sunday Mar 9.

According to the Book of Sirach 38:6, “The Lord gave skill to human beings that He might be glorified in His marvelous work”, each of us is given the potential.

What is needed is to bring out that diamond hidden in us.  ‘If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success’, Ecclesiastes 10:10.

The objective of the session was to share the basic knowledge of writing skill so that more would have the confidence to write on events happening in their ministries.

As all articles must be accompanied with good photographs, the photography session by John Tendahal, touching on the right techniques, the ethics and angles of shots was beneficial to the participants.

Julita shared on basic writing skills which should lead readers to understand the What, Why, Who, Where, When and How (5Ws and 1H) of the event. She also touched on sentence and paragraph structures.

Participants were given the opportunity to take photographs from different angles. A good picture is worth a thousand words. They were given a slot to put into words of an event – an occasion provided by the SOCCOM team. It was an exercise to test their creativity in writing.

At the end of the session, participants were presented with certificates of attendance. It is hoped that more would step forth to cover events in their community, ministry and parish. Seminarian Stanley led the closing prayer.

Sr Liza fsic, Sr Anita Philip fsic and Seminarian Stanley William also participated in the exposure program. – Julita SOCCOM


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