Trainee journalists embrace project.

Trinidad Express
January 30, 2007

“A DREAM come true” was how Rachael Forde described the Trinidad Express journalism internship programme, which was launched at Express House, Port of Spain yesterday.

She was one of nine interns who started the 20-week programme which will expose them to all aspects of journalism from news writing to graphic design.

In welcoming the group, Craig Reynald, chief executive officer of Caribbean Communications Network (CCN), parent company of the Express, said he was pleased to see there were still young people enthusiastic about the field of journalism.

The interns were taken on a tour of Express House for a firsthand look at the company’s operations.

They were particularly interested the workings of the pressroom.

Express editor Alan Geere and managing editor Omatie Lyder, who herself entered the profession as an intern, warned that working as a journalist wasn’t all glamour but was filled with daily challenges.

CCN’s human resources manager Cassandra Patrovani-Smith told the interns that passion was the key to achieving their goals.

The lone male in the group, Peter Christopher, said he had always wanted to be a journalist and was relishing the fact that he now had a real opportunity to become one.

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