Ac­claimed US jour­nal­ist vis­its MCAST jour­nal­ism stu­dents

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist and news anchor, Richard Lui, vis­ited the MCAST In­sti­tute for the Cre­ative Arts in Mosta and de­liv­ered a talk on High Im­pact Sto­ry­telling. Lui, who has vast ex­pe­ri­ence in the jour­nal­ism field af­ter opt­ing to start a ca­reer in re­port­ing af­ter years in the busi­ness in­dus­try, en­gaged with MCAST jour­nal­ism stu­dents present on his per­spec­tive on the job.

Dis­cussing com­mon is­sues faced in the jour­nal­ism field, Lui em­pha­sised the im­por­tance of cred­i­ble sourc­ing, in­sist­ing that sources give trust­wor­thi­ness to the story. He also told the BA Jour­nal­ism, Me­dia and Pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dents present, that when work­ing on a story, the prin­ci­ple of “say-see, see-say” is al­ways at the cen­tre of his work.

Apart from car­ry­ing out the planned talk, Lui re­ceived a mul­ti­tude of ques­tions from the stu­dents present, who ea­gerly wanted to learn from his ex­pe­ri­ence and lessons. The ques­tions from the au­di­ence con­sisted of Lui’s ex­pe­ri­ence in the Amer­i­can pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, the chal­lenges of work­ing on a ma­jor Amer­i­can news tele­vi­sion and ca­ble sta­tion and his per­spec­tive on the in­ter­na­tional po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion.

Lui con­cluded the talk by urg­ing the un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents to pur­sue the no­ble pro­fes­sion of jour­nal­ism, claim­ing that the jour­nal­ist’s in­te­gral job in so­ci­ety helps to keep in check those in power while com­mit­ting to see good in so­ci­ety.

Spe­cial thanks to the US em­bassy for mak­ing this pos­si­ble.

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