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680 Students Showcase News Reporting Skills at the 2nd Young Reporter News Challenge 2023

Published Date: 26 May 2023 02:00 PM

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680 students from 76 secondary schools participated in the second edition of the Young Reporter News Challenge (《我来报新闻》挑战赛) this year, which introduced a new category, "News Bites 60", to challenge students' ability to create video news reels of up to 60 seconds meant for social media platforms. This is in addition to previous categories to produce a news clip on current affairs or to conduct news analysis on designated topics. The new category seeks to broaden students' knowledge on news reporting techniques, and provide exposure to different genres of news reporting.

2. Jointly organised by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), Mediacorp 8World, Speak Mandarin Campaign and the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, the competition aims to develop students' interest and ability to communicate and present in Mandarin, as well as sharpen their critical thinking skills and understanding of contemporary issues.

3. Ms Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the CPCLL, presented awards to the 27 winning teams at the Awards Ceremony for the second Young Reporter News Challenge. Please refer to Annex for the list of winning teams. Entries of finalists can be found at https://www.8world.com/young-reporter-news-challenge-2023.

4. Interested participants can take part in the post-competition workshop and media camp to further enhance their news and media literacy skills. Details will be released at www.cpcll.sg.