SINGAPORE: Some 70 students from 12 countries went behind the scenes to experience the workings of a media company on Friday.
The students, aged 16 to 18, were in town for the Hwa Chong Asia—Pacific Young Leaders Summit 2012, a platform for youth leaders worldwide to discuss issues pertinent to Asia.
The nine—day programme includes a visit to MediaCorp where the students learnt the process of producing various content, from hosting a radio show to producing a live television show.
A tour of the newsroom helped students understand how news is gathered and delivered to audiences.
16—year—old student Talal Alrabeah from Kingdom Schools in Saudi Arabia took on the role of a deejay.
"It (the challenge) is to make stories, because you need to throw a story from your mind in like 5 seconds to 10 seconds," he said.
"You need to make a one—minute story or longer so that the radio (story) will be good enough. You can’t stop talking, because if there’s any free space, the radio (story) isn’t good."
This is the fifth year MediaCorp is participating in the summit.
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