Future journalists make their mark

TALENTED: Three of the four third-year journalism students whose work was recently featured in the Cape Times.

FOUR talented third year journalism students recently earned a full page spread in the Cape Times newspaper in which they expressed their views on youth participation in democracy and the obstacles to it.

Journalism lecturer Asanda Ngoasheng said that in August last year she asked the second year political reporting class to complete an assignment on the topic.

“I wanted the class to write about it as we often hear about this topic but we hardly hear from young people themselves. I wanted to challenge the class to think about how youth can participate in democracy and to think about it beyond voting.”

She said the assignments contained a diversity of ideas from students and Ngoasheng approached the Cape Times to publish some of the articles for Freedom Day.

Four articles were selected and were published on April 28.

“We were told in advance that the articles would be published and the students were very excited. We are very proud of them,” said Ngoasheng.

The four students who were selected for publication are Tina Soetzenberg, Sinaye Mvumbi, Shireen Fisher and Marisha Flovers.

Written by Ilse Fredericks


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