GHS pupil gets ‘Fever’ newsroom experience

2017-09-13 06:02
In the ‘Maritzburg Fever’ newsroom (from left) Candyce Krishna (Editor), Yumna Moosa and Lethiwe Makhanya (journalist).PHOTO: makhosandile zulu

In the ‘Maritzburg Fever’ newsroom (from left) Candyce Krishna (Editor), Yumna Moosa and Lethiwe Makhanya (journalist).PHOTO: makhosandile zulu

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A GRADE 11 pupil from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High has her heart set on becoming a community newspaper journalist, more so after spending a day in the Maritzburg Fever newsroom last Tuesday.

This was part of Yumna Moosa’s life orientation assignment where she had to obtain workplace experience to familiarise herself with the working world. “I chose Maritzburg Fever because it is my local newspaper of choice. We read it at school so we are aware of what is happening around the city of Pietermaritzburg.

“Since I was young I loved writing, but as I got older I realised it is something I would like to turn into a career. I am always interested in knowing what is going on in our communities and country.”

Yumna said she was happy to have received this experience.

“I learnt things about news writing which I had no knowledge about. I learnt there is a certain style that is used in every publication and there are many different types of journalists, each whom follow what is called a ‘beat’. After this I’m certain I want to pursue a career in journalism,” she said.

“I chose Maritzburg Fever because it is my local newspaper of choice. We read it at school so that we are aware of what is happening around the city of Pietermaritzburg.”

“Since I was young I loved writing, but as I got older I realised it is something that I would like to turn into a career. I am always interested in knowing what is going on in our communities and country.

Yumna said she was happy to have received this experience. “I learnt things about newswriting which I had no knowledge about. I learnt there is a certain style that is used in every publication and there are many different types of journalists, each which follow what is called a ‘beat’. After this, I’m certain that I want to pursue a career in journalism,” she said.

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