Writing for a newspaper
Want to be a journalist?
Have you always dreamed of reporting news, interviewing a news maker, writing a chatpata column, blogging about your travels; or giving your point of view on a burning topic – say, climate change, perhaps.If you said yes to any of the above, join the five day workshop on writing for a newspaper. Limited seats only.
Five day workshop for children between 13-16 years. The workshop will give you a hands-on-approach on the various aspects of newspaper writing and you will be encouraged to write a 400 word article on the topic of your choice.
The workshop will be interactive and encourage peer-to peer learning and peer evaluation.
The program objectives:
You will be able to identify the different forms of newspaper writing.
You will be able to identify what a good writer does to stand apart from the crowd.
You will get tips: to write a news report; ask the right questions in an interview; and to write an opinion piece
You will get tips on how to work to a deadline.
The workshop will be conducted by Janaki Murali: Janaki Murali is a journalist, storyteller, author,grand mom – she writes opinion pieces for Firstpost.com and Deccan Herald and has authored books for adults and children. Her published works include articles, editorials, interviews, opinion pieces in the Indian. Express; the Economic Times, the Hindu Business Line; the Deccan Chronicle; News time; and the Deccan Herald. Her children’s books include Gulu Naami and the Power of the Triad, and Gulu Naami and the Destiny Keepers, which were both serialized in Deccan Herald’s children’s newspaper; Mica in Someplace Else and several children’s short stories in Deccan. Herald and Deccan Chronicle. She has also written two adult novels, The Colour of Dawn and Following the Light Home, Lakshmi’s Story; and many short stories in various magazines. When not doing any of the above, Janaki knits, clicks random pictures and befriends stray cats.