May 14, 2004

Compton attends media workshop in Dominica

Searchlight’s Lyf Compton is among media personnel from throughout the Caribbean who converged on Dominica this week for a print journalism- training workshop sponsored by the United States Embassy.{{more}}
Held at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, journalists were exposed to exercises on the importance of accuracy, insuring accuracy in quotes, gathering information and the elements of dimension reporting among other aspects of professional journalism. Public Affairs Officer and spokesperson of the US Embassy in Bridgetown, Kathleen Boyle, said that the workshop was a common request for the training of journalists.
“We usually get these requests from countries we visit,” said Boyle.
The instructors for the workshop were Martha Steffens, a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and her husband Brian Steffens, executive director of the National Newspaper Association and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. They have a combined 64 years in journalism.
Participants came from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and Dominica.