|“Nina used different methods, besides just the conventional classroom style.” Zetty, Malaysian student
“We felt as if we were right there, in the midst of the newsroom!” Natty, Thai student
“I really love Nina’s ‘top tips'”. Naroath, Cambodian student
In Bangkok, I taught journalism at Thailand’s top university, Chulalongkorn. From scratch, I devised the entire syllabus for a course called ‘Basic TV News and Documentary’. Most of my students hoped to pursue a career in journalism, so I created a practical course that would enable them to survive in the modern day newsroom.
– finding and pitching a story;
– writing scripts, links, teasers and lead-ins;
– presenting & voice coaching;
– conducting interviews.
– the ethics of news;
– camera work & editing.
I also arranged field trips to newsrooms and press conferences, and organised a series of guest lectures with celebrated journalists.
In 2014 I spoke at a United Nations conference called ‘WHY COMMUNICATION MATTERS.’
I gave delegates some journalistic insight into how to sell a story, how to write an attention-grabbing press release and how to use social media to promote the UN’s work.
In 2013 I volunteered as a tutor with the We Women Foundation, an NGO that educates young Burmese women from refugee populations and ethnic minorities. The hope is that one day these women will return to their communities as leaders, and help to promote change.