Journalism student interns with New Zealand media

A journalism student from Divine Word University is in New Zealand attending a two-week stint with media organizations.

The final year Bachelor of Communication Arts (Journalism) student, Pauline Mago-King of East New Britain Province is there from the 28th of June to 12th of July to gain knowledge on how to boost economic growth through the use of the media.

Pauline is passionate to learn the ‘know how’s’ of producing news worthy packages for radio and television although her strength lies in writing.

“I want to employ television and radio to reach the masses that can’t read or buy newspapers. Even for those who can read, television and radio allows for people to visualize and truly hear the underlying messages presented in the form of news packages,’’ says Ms. King.

Pauline is hopeful the skills learnt from the internship will enable her to shed more light on business and trade in PNG to empower disadvantaged groups.

The head of the Department of Communication Arts Rohan Vincent says Pauline was selected after a stringent screening process from three shortlisted from DWU.

Mr Vincent says King is with  two other Pacific Islands students – one from Samoa and the other from Fiji - on a fully funded travel inclusive of return economy fares, meals, accommodation and visa charges.

He says the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), a New Zealand based foundation, started this through its ‘Media Program’ to improve the level and quality of media exposure in the Pacific on business and trade issues in the region.

Meanwhile PCF Program development manager Leaupepe Taala Ralph Elika was at DWU last month as part of a NZ-PNG Trade Mission Delegation and met with staff from the Department of Communication Arts and discussed how they would continue the new-found relationship.

Divine Word University is a national university, open to all, serving the society through its quality of research, teaching, learning and community services.

For more information Contact Public Relations Officer & Alumni Coordinator – Rhonda Clement on phone 422 2837 or email: rclement

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