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DBMN imparts Journalism training programme for the Bosco Information Correspondents

By Michael Makri
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Shillong, Sep. 24. : Don Bosco Media Network (DBMN) conducted a training programme for 14 Bosco Information Service (BIS)  correspondents to write for the province's newsletter and for the updating of the Province website.  The course was conducted at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Mathias Institute Mawlai, Shillong. The training provides critical training in new media, citizen journalism and empowerment to bring positive changes around the Salesian Institutions. This is part of the ongoing Silver Jubilee year celebrations of BOSCOM, South Asia.
Father Michael Makri, the director of Don Bosco Media Network took a session on 'Basic News Reporting'. He said; 'these basics are not only for reporting news but it be used for writing chronicles of your institution' stressing the importance for the need to write and report. The session was enlivened with lots of examples and facts.

This session was followed by another reflection on 'responsible use of social media'. The director, who had written a book and lots of articles on social media stressed on the blessings brought about by social media and at the same time cautioned the trainers about the dangers that comes along with it. He presented this topic with the aids of videos and PowerPoint presentations, where much information was disseminated. The training ended with the pledge to use media responsibly and to report the Truth.



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