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eNCA doing a News Broadcasting Bootcamp

2014-04-15 20:00
Cape Town – eNCA (DStv 403) will be running a 6 month News Broadcasting Bootcamp from June to December at the South African 24-hour TV news channel's headquarters in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, as eNCA gets ready to establish  a new eAcademy for TV news training in the country.

People can enter here for the training program.

The eNCA News Broadcasting Bootcamp will teach skills including news writing and TV reporting, camera operation, video editing, archives, news logistics and online reporting.

eNCA hopes that the 6 month graduate program starting in June will be the first stage of what will become a full-year program from 2015 in a brand-new eAcademy.

Why is eNCA calling it a news Bootcamp? “It is designed to show interested graduates that 24-hour television news is a demanding and relentless beast,” says the news broadcaster. “We want to produce damn fine TV news journalists that can keep the eNCA flag flying high," the news channel tells Channel24.

Better TV news for SA

"We also believe it’s our duty to contribute to the advancement of quality television news in South Africa. Will our competitors end up benefitting from this graduate program? Of course they will."

"We won't be able to employ all the candidates after the program so it would only be natural that some of them go off to the SABC News or ANN7. But we know that at some point they'd want to come back 'home' and would do so with a richer experience,” says eNCA.

"Who do we want? There are some non-negotiables that anyone who works in TV news must have – an insatiable curiosity, an exceptionally wide-ranging general knowledge, and a passion for debating South African and world affairs".

Does it matter what you look like or sound like? "No," says eNCA. "We're not looking for TV news anchors. We want people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and learn as much as they possibly can".

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