Students, media scholars and professional journalists came together online this month for a three-day conference on the media industry in the digital age. The talks focused on how the profession is being affected by technology and social media trends, and the skills young people entering the profession will need.
The Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University organized the event, called the “Arab Media Youth Forum”. It engaged youth from universities in several Arab countries through online workshops and panel discussions, with talks on topics including television presentation, creative writing, video journalism, and digital media, said Nashwa Akl, executive director of the forum and a professor of mass communication.
It also featured a competition to choose the best graduation project on the topic of sustainable development. Students from faculties of mass communication submitted entries in several categories, including documentary films, electronic journalism, and advertising campaigns.