Timeliness, the essence of news quality

By Qamarina Razali

GOMBAK, 14 March 2020: The essence of news quality lies on timeliness, coordinator of IIUMToday, Dr. Wan Norshira Wan Mohd Ghazali told a news training session on Friday.

She stressed the importance for journalists to deliver their assignments on schedule apart from focusing on facts and sources checking so as to ensure credibility of the news reported.

IIUMToday coordinator, Dr. Wan Norshira giving her speech to new journalists.

Dr. Wan Norshira shared this advice to encourage journalists to give their commitment to the news portal in improving the quality of their news reporting and writing.

Organised by IIUMToday and held at the newsroom, the session was intended to instil understanding on the principles of news writing and to guide the new journalists in carrying out their tasks.

The programme started with an explanation on in-house style by the student managing editor, Iylia Marsya Iskandar, followed by an engagement session in news writing related activities led by feature coordinator, Nurul Haidah Halid.

New journalists focusing on news writing activities

The programme closed with a sharing session by an experienced journalist from a local English daily, Dina Murad in the evening.***

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