School Training

We have an introductory ‘cell phone citizen journalism’ (CCJ) course in which we teach high school students to use their mobile phones as tools for dialogue and change.

Our one-day ‘B a Cellphone CJ (Citizen Journalist)’ course introduces high school students to concepts such as the ethics of journalism, the art of storytelling and the structure of an effective story. It also teaches them basic skills, including storyboarding, camerawork, sound and editing. 

‘B a Cellphone CJ’ 1-day workshop structure:

TOPIC 1:

What is citizen journalism?

TOPIC 2:

Story: The 5 W’s and the H

TOPIC 3:

Structuring your story (the beginning, middle and end); Character

TOPIC 4:

Visualising your story and storyboarding

TOPIC 5:

Using your cellphone to shoot: The shot A: Introduction

TOPIC 6:

Using your cellphone to shoot: The shot B: Funky shots

TOPIC 7:

Recording sound on your phone

TOPIC 8:

The basics of lighting for your phone

TOPIC 9:

Editing on your phone

TOPIC 10:

Review; How to upload your content to Youtube

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