UC Bulletin Reporting Working Group Meets

To introduce the art of journalism to University of Cambodia (UC) students, the Reporting Working Group of the UC Bulletin Team held training sessions throughout January at UC. Students interested in learning how to report and write news stories and articles for The UC Bulletin were invited to attend. Roughly 25 students participated regularly in the training, which was facilitated by Seng-Dao Keo, Editor of The UC Bulletin and Director of the Office of the President.

The writing seminars introduced students to journalistic practices and focused on consistency in writing for a publication, grammar guidelines, research and writing skills, rewriting and editing skills, and operations of a student journalism group. The seminars also highlighted policies focused on ethics in journalism, and students were reminded about the UC policy on plagiarism. Articles submitted for publication in the UC Bulletin must adhere to these policies, which aim to help students gain the requisite skills to be a productive student reporter. Students were able to strengthen their writing and reporting skills through a review of best practices and guided practice.

The goal of the seminars was to develop a trained group of student writers who can contribute meaningful articles about the UC community for publication in The UC Bulletin and the UC website. Eventually, students will also have an opportunity to be promoted to the position of Student Editor.

The Reporting Working Group training seminars are the first among many planned training sessions for The UC Bulletin Team, which is comprised of four working groups: Reporting; Photo; Design; and Business and Public Relations.