BEING a journalist can be pretty awesome. How awesome? Well, 30 lucky teenagers found out for themselves last week at the BRATs Johor Baru 2015 young journalist camp.
The teenagers, selected from across Malaysia, were brought together at Mutiara Hotel Johor Baru for four days of workshops and exciting field assignments, where they put their journalistic skills to the test.
They were split into three groups for their assignments, with R.AGE journalists Ian Yee, Lim May Lee and Vivienne Wong each mentoring one team.
The assignments included a trip to Legoland Water Park, where they interviewed the incredibly well-trained professionals who keep the park fun and safe at the same time.
They also learnt more about the history of Johor Baru by exploring the historic Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, where generations-old traditional businesses and trendy cafes sit side-by-side. We’ll be releasing their stories, photos and videos over the next few weeks, both here and at the BRATs website (rage.com.my/BRATs), so stay tuned!
BRATs is a young journalist programme organised by R.AGE. It was established in 1993 as a community service project, but has since grown into Malaysia’s top young journalist programme, producing countless journalists and media professionals over the years.
To find out how you can apply to join the programme, go to rage.com.my/bratsrecruitment.