Tuesday, October 16, 2012
9:00am-12:00pm (check in opens at 8:30am)
Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania
Av. Barão de Tefé, 75
Saúde, Rio de Janeiro 20220-460
This Master Class is offered in ENGLISH only and is limited to 10 participants.
Master Class Description
After this training, participants will have gained an insight into the world of the working journalist, and be able to plan ways to maximise potential coverage opportunities. It builds right from the very basic principles of journalism, through modern multi-media techniques, up to presentation skills.
It is fast-paced, fun, and relies on group participation for its learning outcomes, rather than an “information download” by lectures. By simulating the pressures and challenges of news-writing, the training will boost the confidence of participants.
Thomson Reuters Media Training workshops are run by professional trainers whose experience as working journalists offers them a unique insight into what makes a journalist tick. They deliver hands-on training that draws on the individual experiences of the participants and proposes solutions to address their more immediate concerns.
Thomson Reuters Foundation is well-known for their practical and forward-thinking methodology. The workshops we deliver place firm emphasis on practical training and exercises, using real or professionally simulated examples to build confidence and skill among participants. Role-play based on realistic scenarios is used to hone skills, using authentic situations and extensive background material, and combines with constant peer-review to make the maximum use of time. Written material is subject to real-time editing, with both individual and peer review in a lively, non-intimidating environment.
These modules are designed with social entrepreneurs in mind, to ensure that they are providing the tools necessary for communicating key messages.
Master Class Trainer
Training Editor for Latin America, Thomson Reuters
(São Paulo, Brazil)
Raquel Stenzel has been working as Reuters training editor for Latin America since 2006. She has been a reporter and editor in Brazil for 20 years, starting in Brasilia in 1990. During her first ten years as a reporter, she worked for leading national newspapers and news agencies including Correio Brasiliense, Gazeta Mercantil, Estado de Sao Paulo, and Agencia Estado. She covered a wide range of areas from commodities, macroeconomics, and trade agreements, to foreign affairs, land reform, political elections and general news.
She joined Reuters in September 1998 and found herself at the center of a volcano, as correspondent for the Central Bank and Finance Ministry, when the Brazilian financial crisis erupted.. In 2000, she was promoted to an editor for the Brazilian Financial Service in São Paulo. When the Reuters Spanish language desk was moved to Santiago, Chile in 2005, she worked there for several months to help launch the new desk and train the team. In May 2006, she joined Reuters Americas training team, as the first ever editorial training editor for Latin America.
She has a degree in Communications from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and graduated in World Politics from London School of Economics. In March 2010, she concluded her MBA in Finance from the Fundação Instituto de Administração of Univerisity of São Paulo.
Raquel has delivered several week-long courses for Thomson Reuters Foundation in Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Barbados and Mozambique.
This Master Class is generously sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
About the Thomson Reuters Foundation
Established in 1982, Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world’s leading provider of news and information, is committed to empowering people in need around the world with trusted information and free legal assistance.
A registered charity in the United States and United Kingdom, the Foundation leverages the skills, values and expertise across Thomson Reuters to promote the rule of law, save lives in disasters and improve standards of journalism.
Our initiatives stand for better governance, greater transparency, more effective humanitarian relief and a robust global press.
This Master Class is wheelchair accessible.
Registration for Master Classes
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