Training Workshop Environmental Journalism on Climate Change Program Plan

Dec 52007

Last month, The Jakarta Post requested Jody McPhillips and I to help them develop program plan on environmental journalism training workshop on climate change issues for the Post's journalists who will cover climate change conference in Bali. Here is I shared with you the program plan.

Program Plan
“The Jakarta Post” Environmental Journalism Training Workshop
22-23 November 2007
(For trainer and organizer only!)
 
Day 1 – 22 November 2007
 
Morning sessions 08.00 – 13.00 WIB
 
1. Opening ceremony:
            -Welcoming speech from The Jakarta Post
            -Explanation of the training workshop program
2. Introduction session:
            -Trainers introduce themselves to participants
            -Participants introduce themselves by telling their names, media, educational background, and their
             expectation from the program
3. Introduction to environmental journalism (speaker: Harry Surjadi)
            -what is environmental journalism
            -what are the differences between environmental journalism and other journalisms
            -what are the constrains in practicing environmental journalism
            -Q and A
4. Global warming and climate change: science, facts, and realities (speaker: climate expert from university.
     Participants have to write down jargons)
            -the science of global warming and climate change: true or fiction
            -facts and realities of global warming and climate change
            -what should journalists know about facts and realities of global warming and     climate change
            -global warming and climate change according to IPCC and UNFCCC
            -Q and A
 
Lunch at 13.00-14.00 WIB
 
Evening session 14.00-17.00 WIB
 
 
5. Global warming and climate change: mitigation, impact, adaptation in Indonesia
    (Speaker: Emil Salim, head of Indonesia delegation to COP 13 UNFCCC/ MOP3
    Kyoto Protocol. Participants have to write down jargons)
            -the impact of global warming and climate change to Indonesia
            -what does Indonesia do to mitigate and adapt to climate change
            -what happen in COP 13 UNFCCC/MOP3 Kyoto Protocol
            -the mission of Indonesian delegation to COP13 UNFCCC/MOP3 Kyoto Protocol
            -Q and A
 
6. Global warming and climate change: CSO perspective (Speaker: CSO activist.
     Participants have to write down jargons)
            -how civil society organizations (CSO) explaining global warming and climate    change
            -CSO perspective on global warming/climate change mitigation in developed     countries
            -CSO activities in accordance to COP13 UNFCCC/MOP3 Kyoto Protocol
            -Q and A
 
7. Climate change jargon and what stories to cover (Speaker: Harry Surjadi)
            -participants separated into three groups
            -participants discussing jargons they been written down from three speakers
            -participants have to write down ideas what kind of stories they should produce related to global warming and
             climate change
            -groups present and share their results
 
 
Day 2 – 23 November 2007
 
Morning session 08.00-13.00
 
 
1. The important of observation for environmental journalists (Speaker: Harry Surjadi)
            -using one of the ideas from previous session as an example to explain what is the important of
             observation for environmental stories
            -participants go out of the class to observe the surrounding
            -going back to class to discuss what they see, hear, touch, taste
            -what are the differences between facts and opinion. And what is truth
            -back to the example, participants discuss what kind of facts, opinion, and truth they should get in the field
 
2. Story structure (Speaker: Jody McPhillips)
 (Need breakdown pointers from Jody)
 
 
3. Descriptive writing (Speaker: Harry Surjadi)
            -participants asked to read a descriptive environmental story
            -the important of descriptive writing
            -how to write descriptively
            -using an object, participants asked to describe the object
            -comments from participants and trainers on their works
            -participants asked to go out of the class for five minutes to observe one spot, then back to the class to write 
             the spot descriptively
            -comments from participants and trainers on their works
 
Lunch 13.00-14.00 WIB
 
Evening session 14.00-17.00 WIB
 
4. Writing in narrative form (Speaker: Jody)
(Need breakdown from Jody)
 
5. Covering international negotiation in the case of COP UNFCCC (Speaker: Harry Surjadi)
            -what is UN convention or multilateral convention
            -what will happen in Bali
            -what should journalists prepare and do in covering Bali conference
            -Q and A
 
6. Closing ceremony (The Jakarta Post)
            -Closing speech from The Jakarta Post
            -what next
            -evaluation from participants, organizer, and trainers
 
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