During my attachment with 101 East, Al-Jazeera’s Asia Pacific Current Affairs news program in June 2018, I did a variety of tasks that included —
i. Packaging content for social media
I edited and made short teaser videos of our documentaries to be posted on Twitter and Facebook. I also composed tweets and Facebook captions (See below).
ii. Pitched news stories
I did research and pitched news stories. The main story that I worked on was a story on child marriages in Malaysia and sexual abuse in schools
iii. Followed journalists on field shootings
I accompanied the journalists and helped them shoot press conferences and interviews.
iv. Transcribed interviews
Through this attachment, I experienced first-hand what goes on in the field of investigative journalism and developed my video-editing skills as well as my soft-skills (interviewing, networking, cold calls for research).