Workshop Eight

Workshop Eight

Introduction to Digital Journalism for Year 11-13 students

Date: Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th June
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Duration : 2 days. Starts 10am Monday 23rd and finishes 3pm Tuesday 24th.
Group numbers: 4 students plus one adult supervisor per secondary school.

About the workshop

Over this 2 day wananga learn the skills to be a digital journalist. Students will learn how to

  • Research
  • Interview
  • film
  • edit

a television news report. They will also be provided with mentoring advice about how to get into the Media industry. The skills learned in this workshop will be transferable to radio, photography & print journalism.

This workshop is open to Year 11-13 students with a keen interest in developing a career in the media, and also wanting to join the 2008 Te Rangitawaea Media team in September. The Media Team will provide media support ( television, print, radio & photography). If you do think you do not have Y 11-13 students interested in a career in the media, you may send Year 9/10 students that have identified their interest in this career pathway.


  • Video Camera & Tripod, Tapes.
  • Laptop or computer that can edit video plus firewire cord

Topics covered are

  • Researching your news topic
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Filming for television
  • Composing and sequencing your shots
  • Editing your news story.

About the facilitators

  • Pat Makiri is an experienced camera operator for TVNZ, TV 3 & MTS. He has also worked as a tutor for Matapuna Training Centre and enjoys filming current affairs and news. Pat will be again on the road this year filming the Maorioke series.
  • David Jones is a young reporter for Te Kaea news on Maori Television. David started at Te Kaea as an 18 year old journalist in 2005. He has also studied law at Victoria University and has recently returned from a voyage on the World Youth Ship.