About WMS Training Programs

In accordance with the consensus reached in WMS Presidium meetings, the WMS will, through the collective efforts of its member institutions, provide training programs for global media practitioners.

 

The WMS Secretariate, as appointed by the WMS Presidium, is responsible for developing and implementing those training programs.

 

The WMS training programs will not only energize WMS as a real entity, but will also advance work-related exchanges among media practitioners around the globe.

Past programs

World Media Summit Journalist Training Program 2010

The training focused on changes facing news reporters in the new media era, digital news, and objectivity in news reporting.

The journalists also visited the post-earthquake Sichuan Province in southwest China and the Binhai New Area in the northern coastal city of Tianjin.


WMS Journalist Training Program 2010

  • October 11 (Monday)

    Session 1

    Welcome Speech

    Lectured by

    Zhou Zongmin,

    Secretary-General, Secretariat of WMS;

    Director-General, Foreign Affairs Department, Xinhua News Agency

    Andrey Kirillov,

    Beijing Bureau Chief, Itar-Tass News Agency

    Session 2

    Strategic Transformation of Xinhua News Agency

    Lectured by

    Zhou Zongmin,

    Secretary-General, Secretariat of WMS;

    Director-General, Foreign Affairs Department, Xinhua News Agency

  • October 19 (Tuesday)

    Session 1

    Online Journalism

    Lectured by

    Yuan Li,

    Managing Editor, Chinese WSJ.COM, Dow Jones

    Session 2

    The Challenges of Reporting In Afghanistan

    Lectured by

    Martin Patience,

    BBC

    Session 3

    Field Trip

    Visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ routine press briefing

    Attend the 10th Anniversary Ceremony of the International Press Center

  • October 20 (Wednesday)

    Session 1

    A News Agency Transforming for the Multimedia Age —-Kyodo’s Case

    Lectured by

    Yoichi Kosukegawa,

    Editor, World Services Department, Kyodo News

    Session 2

    International Television News Agency, Video Journalism and New Technology

    Lectured by

    Marc DeTemple,

    Video Journalist, Chief Producer, Greater China, Reuters Television

    Mark Chisholm,

    Senior Producer/Cameraman, Greater China, Reuters Television

  • October 21 (Thursday)

    Session 1

    Running the Digital Newsroom

    Lectured by

    Charles Hutzler,

    Beijing Bureau Chief, The Associated Press

    Session 2

    My Career as a Reporter in China

    Lectured by

    Jaime FlorCruz,

    Beijing Bureau Chief, CNN

    Session 3

    Objectivity;Writing for the Picture—- Al Jezeera’s Case

    Lectured by

    Ahmad Shaikh,

    Advisor of H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Tamer Al Tani, chairman of the Board, Al Jazeera Network


    Closing Ceremony

  • October 22 -27

    Field Trip

WMS Training Program on Reporters' Safety 2012

The WMS training program on reporters' safety was held in Beijing in June 2012.

 

The training focuses on practical strategies for journalists working in hostile environment featuring war, conflict, plague and natural disasters.

 

The program was attended by 50 journalists with news organizations from 30 countries, including Afghanistan's Bakhtar News Agency, the Middle East News Agency and the Quryna Libyan Newspaper.

 

Senior professionals from WMS Secretariat members -- the Xinhua News Agency, Reuters, AP, Itar-Tass, BBC, CNN, News Corporation and Al Jazeera -- gave lectures during the training.


WMS Global Training Program on Reporters’ Safety Beijing, China 2012

  • June 18 (Monday)

    Welcome Speech

    Lectured by

    Zhou Zongmin,

    Secretary-General, Secretariat of WMS;

    Director-General, Foreign Affairs Department, Xinhua News Agency

    Session 1

    Managing Journalists in Hostile Environments

    Lectured by

    Phil Smith,

    General Manager

    Reuters News, North Asia

    Session 2

    Reporting in and about Hostile Environments: ICRC and the Press

    Lectured by

    Martin Unternahrer,

    Communication Delegate, Regional Delegation for East Asia, International

    Committee of the Red Cross


    Visit Xinhua News Agency

  • June 19 (Tuesday)

    Session 3

    Journalists’ Safety

    Lectured by

    Lyudmila Vasilyevna Shcherbina,

    First Secretary, Union of Journalists of Moscow

    Gennady Grigotyevich Dzyuba,

    Founder and Director, Bastion Training Courses

    Session 4

    “Overview of Basic First Aid and keeping healthy while traveling” &“Travel Security Tips for Journalists”

    Lectured by

    John Williams,

    Managing Director, International SOS China

    Pieter Kersemakers,

    International SOS China

    Jean-Fernand Pérenne,

    Director, Client Liaison, International SOS China

  • June 20 (Wednesday)

    Session 5

    Lessons from 3/11 – How to Protect Reporters in Natural Disasters and Nuclear Accidents

    Lectured by

    Yoichi Kosukegawa,

    Chief Editor, World Services Section


    Field Trip

  • June 21 (Thursday)

    Session 6

    Journalists’ Safety

    Lectured by

    Sohaib Jassim,

    Jakarta Bureau Aljazeera Channel

    Session 7

    Reporting on Conflict

    Lectured by

    Edward Wong,

    Correspondent The New York Times


    Closing Ceremony