Sambriddhi Rijal addressing the participantsOn Jan. 7, Deer Express Club conducted a news production training which was facilitated by Sambriddhi Rijal, a news anchor at Kantipur Television. With great enthusiasm, DWIT News readers as well as interested students from different clubs gathered in the Sagarmatha Hall at 9 a.m. to attend the training. The program commenced with a short introduction on news reading. Ms. Rijal mainly focused on the qualities essential for news reading, building self- confidence and learning to face the camera. “In order to build self-confidence, you must practice reading news in front of the mirror. Apart from developing self-confidence, this practice also enables us to face camera easily,” said Ms. Rijal. After that, Ms. Rijal asked the news readers to read a sample news script so that she could guide the readers based on their performance and also provide feedback. She focused on the monotonous tone of the news readers when reading the news; the headlines and news were not differentiable. She also pointed out that the headlines should be shorter and only the main point should be stressed while reading it. As for reading the news, there should be pauses in between and it should be fluent. [caption id="attachment_15540" align="aligncenter" width="1368"] DWIT News readers eagerly participating in the News Production Training[/caption] Meanwhile, she also gave a demo of reading news script which was very fascinating. She had a louder and much clearer voice than that of the other news readers’. Observing her delivery of news, we were inclined towards news reading. Apart from this, she gave us few tips about taking interviews as well as reporting. She suggested that everybody must have a habit of reading newspapers daily in order to be up-to-date with the ongoing affairs going in the country.
“We got a wonderful chance to learn important and new things about news reading. She inspired me by her good reading skill. The most important thing that we learned is news reading is really a difficult task and lots of practice is needed to excel in it. Also, building up self-confidence and learning to flirt with the camera are equally important.” – Rachana Banjade ’19, ParticipantThe news production training was conducted successfully and the participants learned a lot about journalism. It was a wonderful experience to interact with a news reader and grasp various new concepts and ideas.