Basic Video Journalism Manual
The Basic Video Journalism Manual is kindly funded by Pyoe Pin Programme, a local NGO supported by DFID. Pyoe Pin and YJS have been working together on development issues by providing programs for local journalists. Zaw Naing Oo, the writer of the Basic Video Journalism Manual, is a former journalist at Channel News Asia. He also worked for The Flower News and The Yangon Times weeklies as a reporter and later joined Democratic Voice of Burma as a video journalist. For his coverage of Cyclone Nargis, he received Rory Peck Award. He also earned a Diploma in Journalism from Kalmar University, Sweden.
Where Good Stories Come From – A Manual on Newsroom Management and Editing
Graham Watts, a former editor at Financial Times, wrote this manual exclusively for Yangon Journalism School. By publishing this important manual, YJS aims to improve the skills of Myanmar editors and the quality of newsroom management in local media offices. In this book of five chapters, author discusses editorial independence, newsroom structure, newsroom management, editors and editing, and digital technology and journalism. YJS distributes the copies to media houses across the country. The copy right of this book belong to Yangon Journalism School.
News Writing and Reporting – A Basic Handbook
News Writing and Reporting was published in 2001 by The Indochina Media Memorial Foundation (IMMF), a former media education NGO based in Thailand. The manual is specifically written for journalists from this region, with all examples being taken from the local press. This book has been translated into five languages in the region. Authors are Peter Eng and Jeff Hodson, veteran trainers of IMMF. After IMMF ended its operations in late 2000s, Yangon Journalism School took the responsibility of distributing copies across Myanmar. The copy right of the book belongs to The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT).
Beyond Basics – Advanced Journalism Manual
Beyond Basics was published in 2010 by The Indochina Media Memorial Foundation (IMMF), a former media education NGO based in Thailand. The manual was written by Jeff Hodson and Graham Watts, veteran journalists and trainers of IMMF who have trained a new generation of journalists from Mekong region including Myanmar. This book has been translated into five languages in the region. This book includes 11 chapters. The most interesting chapters for Myanmar journalists could be Feature Writing, Economic and Business Reporting, Environment Reporting, Political Reporting and Investigative Reporting. A special bonus for journalists is a chapter on Journalists and Laws. After IMMF ended its operations in late 2000s, Yangon Journalism School took the responsibility of distributing copies across Myanmar. The copy right of the book belongs to The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT).
Investigative Journalism at Its Best – Writings By 12 Myanmar Journalists
This book is a collection of 23 investigative articles and interviews written by 12 young Myanmar journalists. It was published by The Myanmar Journalism Capacity Building Program in cooperation with Yangon Journalism School. Foreword of the book written by veteran journalist Bertil Lintner is the best introduction to the book:
“The book contains a collection of articles written by some of Myanmar’s finest journalists. They took part in an investigative reporting project I initiated in 2016, the result of which is what you find here. It is our hope that it will serve as an inspiration for other Myanmar journalists who want to make the general public aware of social and political problems facing the country. Any country needs an independent and vibrant press and I am very pleased to see that a new generation of investigative reporters is emerging in Myanmar after decades of repression and censorship. Myanmar has a long and proud history of professional journalism, and it is on that past the future should be built.”