Join the BRATs!

Find out how you can join TheS­tar’s amaz­ing young jour­nal­ist pro­gramme!

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

WE’RE back! The BRATs young jour­nal­ist pro­gramme will be launch­ing for the 21st year run­ning, and we’re call­ing all as­pir­ing writ­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers and videog­ra­phers to join us!

Af­ter an epic 20th an­niver­sary last year, which saw us bring another new batch of BRATs re­cruits to Jo­hor Baru, Kuala Tereng­ganu and Pe­nang for four days of ex­cit­ing field as­sign­ments, we’re hop­ing to start the next decade of BRATs with an even big­ger bang!

Many of the grad­u­ates from BRATs 2013 are al­ready ac­tively writ­ing for the BRATs sec­tion right here in R.AGE, at­tend­ing events and do­ing in­ter­views like real jour­nal­ists week in, week out.

To find out how you can ap­ply to join the pro­gramme, drop us an email at brats@thes­!

What is BRATs?

BRATs is The Star’s young jour­nal­ist pro­gramme, or­gan­ised by R.AGE. We se­lect 120 as­pir­ing jour­nal­ists ev­ery year, aged 1619, who then at­tend one of three BRATs work­shops (4D3N) held across the coun­try.

The work­shops are all about prac­ti­cal train­ing, fa­cil­i­tated by jour­nal­ists, pho­tog­ra­phers and videog­ra­phers from The Star. Par­tic­i­pants will get ac­tual field as­sign­ments – vis­it­ing tourist des­ti­na­tions, in­ter­view­ing fa­mous per­son­al­i­ties, learn­ing the city’s lo­cal cul­tures and tra­di­tions, etc.

They’ll learn stuff like writ­ing skills, in­ter­view­ing skills, photography, videog­ra­phy, re­search­ing and so much more.

Once they com­plete the workshop (and have their sto­ries pub­lished in The Star), the par­tic­i­pants then join our BRATs pool of teen jour­nal­ists, who reg­u­larly cover sto­ries, in­ter­views and events across the coun­try for our weekly BRATs sec­tion.

To find out more about the BRATs, and to read all the sto­ries they’ve cov­ered over the past year, log on to face­­brats.

The par­tic­i­pants of the braTs Jo­hor baru 2013 workshop. Three braTs work­shops are held ev­ery year in a dif­fer­ent city.

The braTs’ field as­sign­ments are usu­ally pretty awe­some, like this one with the ele­phants of Taip­ing Zoo.

The braTs do­ing an in­ter­view at Lit­tle In­dia in Ge­orge Town, Pe­nang.

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