Curtin Sarawak Media Association holds welcoming party and workshop for its members

The Media Association members gather for a group photo

MIRI – 6 August 2012 – With the commencement of their second semester recently, the Media Association of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak), a club for media students of the university under its Department of Media, Culture and Communication, held a party for its members to welcome them back from their mid-year study break.

During the event, Media Association President Amy Lim announced that the Media Association will be holding workshops and activities to help the members improve their skills in videography, photography and journalism.

One of the upcoming workshops entitled ‘Producing News That Get Published’ and conducted by staff of the university’s Corporate Communications Department will give the members pointers on identifying newsworthy stories and publicising them through media releases.

The welcoming party also saw the members participating in fun and games facilitated by Media Association Secretary Julius Tan and emcee Anusha Shanmugaveloo.

Media Association members having fun during a game

The event was followed by a workshop conducted by the Media Association committee the next day. Jonathan Mah, the Photography Manager, gave the members an insight into how Canon cameras are made while Print News Manager Abel Wong pointed out common spelling errors in newspapers and Chief Editor Siah Shin Ning and Video News Manager Joanne Ting spoke about their experiences shooting video footage at concert.

One of the participants, Josephine Joeyna Joseph Jantan commented that joining such workshops can be very beneficial to the media students as they can learn a lot from the Media Association committee members and industry professionals who are very knowledgeable and have considerable practical experience in videography, photography and journalism.

“I not only got to learn and upgrade my skills, but also had kits of fun at it,” said Josephine at the end of the workshop.

The Media Association was formed last semester as an avenue for media students of Curtin Sarawak to mingle with and learn from their seniors and put to practice what they learn in the classroom. For more information on the Media Association, visit its blog at or e-mail [email protected]

Members getting acquainted with one another

For more information on Curtin Sarawak, call +60 85 443939, e-mail [email protected], or visit its website and Facebook page at and respectively.

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