Port Moresby, Boroko, 11 avril 2018 (Abigail Seta). The 2nd Media Education Seminar for Catholic Schools of Port Moresby, was recently held.  Seven Catholic schools of Port Moresby participated in the program.  The purpose of the Media Education Seminar (MES) is to give the students a critical understanding of the media and an ability to enable them to creatively use the media to spread positive stories.

“To be good journalists, you have to know the elements of writing articles”, said Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb, CBC’s Secretary for Communication and Youth at the start of the seminar.

The program had three sessions.  The first session saw MES animator, Sheryll Isoaimo dwell on Writing articles.  She highlighted the 5Ws and 1H and with the help of examples gave the students the rules and components of writing articles.

In the second session, MES animator Ian Zuasula shared with the students the different parts of a newspaper and gave them the understanding of the anatomy of a newspaper.  He also highlighted the different sections that can form part of their school newsletter.

The third session saw the students working on producing their school newsletters by using what they learnt in the first two sessions and presenting their work.

“Learning how to write articles and creating school news reports and bulletin board displays is what struck us most in the session today,” Caritas representatives stated.

Another school, Don Bosco Technological Institute representatives stated that this session motivated them to revive their school news bulletin using the knowledge they gained from the seminar. 

The next Media Education Seminar will dwell on the audio and visual media and will be conducted from 4th to 6th May at the Sivarai Namona Centre in Bomana. These seminars are organized by the SIGNIS member in Papua New Guinea.