12, 19 & 26 February 2022 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Future of Journalism is an initiative that aims to identify emerging media practitioners in Malaysia and promote quality reporting in the era of digital information. The initiative aims to bring about 30+ up and coming media practitioners under 35 years of age into a series of caffeine-induced 3-day workshops around Kuala Lumpur in February 2022. 


What is the workshop about?

The program will run across 3 consecutive Saturdays. Each session will be 4 hours and consist of 2 speakers. Speakers from the United States of America, Southeast Asia and Malaysia will share on building trust and credibility on social platforms to engage effectively with the news consumers. 
At the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with an understanding of media ethics and tools for multiplatform digital storytelling, developing their own personal branding to stand out as credible media practitioners, financing the news as independent journalists, conducting effective interviews and skills in fact-checking.

5 selected proposals to be awarded a microgrant of 2500 USD each.

Workshop Objectives

Future of Journalism aims to equip media practitioners with the knowledge and skills to produce trusted, factual and quality content while leveraging the latest digital platforms and technologies.

The workshop aims to support media practitioners in delivering top-tier journalism and building their personal branding and trust with digital audiences.

Is this for you?

Rising media practitioners (journalists, broadcasters, editors, reporters etc) below 35 years of age

Mass communication fresh graduates with an active online participation, an interest in delivering quality journalism and looking to make a breakthrough in your career

Meet the speakers

Audrey Tan
Audrey Tan
Science and Environment Correspondent, The Straits Times
Assistant news editor and science and environment correspondent at The Straits Times, Singapore's national newspaper; always on the lookout for new ideas and collaborations
Tehmina Kaoosji
Tehmina Kaoosji
Independent Broadcast Journalist
Tehmina is an Independent Broadcast Journalist, Gender Activist and Communications Consultant currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who combines solid news judgement with an engaging broadcast personality.
John Dinges
John Dinges
Executive Director CIINFO
John Dinges is an American journalist. He was special correspondent for Time, Washington Post and ABC Radio in Chile. With a group of Chilean journalists, he cofounded the Chilean magazine APSI.
Nandini Balakrishnan
Nandini Balakrishnan
Lead Producer at SAYS
Nandini is a writer/video producer. Her videos on backpacking, slut-shaming, and violence against women was featured on the BBC and European Union in Malaysia. Through her work, she’s hopeful that one day, skin colour, race, and gender will no longer determine how society treats people.
Glenn van Zutphen
Glenn van Zutphen
Journalist. MoneyFM 89.3FM Host. C-Suite Communication Advisor.
Glenn van Zutphen is a career international journalist having worked for CNN International, CNBC Asia, NHK Japan and many others. He's now the host of the "Saturday Mornings Show" on MoneyFM 89.3, Singapore's most trusted business radio station. Glenn is a certified Google News Tools Coach and also a recognized global communication expert and coach for business leaders.
Ashwad Ismail
Ashwad Ismail
Head and Editor-in-Chief of Astro AWANI
As co-founding member of Astro Awani, Ashwad started out as a reporter back in 2007, the year AWANI was incepted, where he would be going through a number of crucial moments both for himself and the organisation. Today, Ashwad oversees the entire operations by providing content, editorial & digital strategies, newsroom leadership development, and revenue-driven initiatives.
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