Register for the Young Journalist Workshop by Co Media Lab @Bangalore Literature Festival 2016


Bangalore Literature Festival presents a first of its kind Young Journalist Workshop by Co Media Lab, a Radio Active CR 90.4MHz and Citizen Matters initiative.

This workshop will introduce young people to the basics of reporting, and help them get hands-on experience through use of multiple media. The workshop is an opportunity to develop new skills, improve media literacy, and develop life skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, independent thinking, and creativity.

With guidance, the participants will then take on the role of reporters to cover sessions from the Festival and produce articles, photo series, interviews and radio podcasts. This is also a unique opportunity to get some of their work published by the Co Media Lab.

As a part of the assignment, the participants will use some of the reporting techniques learnt in the workshop, research, write, photograph and conduct interviews to build a unique series of articles, photo series and audio interviews that will showcase the Bangalore Literature Festival, as they see it.

Limited slots. Registration required for this workshop by filling out the form on this page.

Profile of the Trainer Lakshmi Karunakaran

580141_269547849857288_69952395_nLakshmi Karunakaran is an art based educator and communication professional. She started her career as a telecom engineer but soon shifted gears to work first as a communication specialist and later as an educator. In 2013, when she decided to move to the social sector and work with children and arts, Lakshmi relocated to Kolar Gold Fields where she lived and worked with five government run primary schools for over a year. This inspired her to use art as a medium of education and she now works with Government schools in urban/rural areas, and in alternate and remedial schools with a diverse population of children and educators.

She has been selected as a resident artist at the AIR Laboratory Program 2017, Warsaw for a project on children from post industrial areas. She currently works as a consultant at Radio Active 90.4 MHz, Bangalore’s first community radio station, where she produces shows on arts, education and inclusivity. She also works with Rangashanka Theatre Group as a facilitator for a Theatre in Education Program


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