Media training ahead of election

Professor Mark Horvit speaks to Fiji Times Journalist Margaret Wise and Felix Chaudhary at the round table discussion organised by the U.S Embassy in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

AMERICAN journalist Professor Mark Horvit is in the country to hold training workshops for local journalists and members of the media fraternity ahead of the 2018 General Election. Prof Horvit had held a similar United States Embassy-organised workshop for journalists around the country in 2016.

He was in Lautoka yesterday to speak with West-based journalists from mainstream media organisations.

Prof Horvit is an associate professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, considered the largest and oldest school of journalism in the world.

For the past eight years, he had also been the executive director of the largest, oldest investigative reporting membership and training organisation in the world, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).

The organisation conducts over 50 training and conference events per year in the US and abroad.

Prof Horvit has attended and participated in all of the Global Investigative Journalism conferences since 2008.