Rana Sweis

Teaching & Training

I conduct media training workshops for youth and adults. The trainings are interactive and offer advanced, up-to-date material in line with the fast-changing journalism industry. I also invite prominent experts in the field as guest speakers to be part of the program. Some of the topics I've covered in past media workshops include: the basics of journalism, researching and interviewing skills, working in the field, writing the story and how to present your information. I also conduct workshops in storytelling and media relations. The media workshops are offered in either English or Arabic.

For nearly three years, I was an instructor at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, where I taught hundreds of students reporting, researching, interviewing skills and news and feature writing. I also developed my own curriculum for both classes and introduced new media skills like creating infographs, using translation apps and using social media. I continue to be in touch with some of my students who are now journalists and media presenters.

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CONTACT

Upcoming Trainings

2018

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

Media coach for 4 mid-level media professionals from Jordan's news organizations. Women in News works with newspapers and their high potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior editorial positions.  


PREVIOUS TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

2017

Jordan Media Institute/International Center for Journalists

ICFJ Co-Training and Mentoring sessions. Refresher in fundamentals of journalism such as research, attribution and sourcing, interviewing, fact-checking, anonymous sources, Internet sources, and copyright; as well as writing/storytelling techniques, organizing stories.


2017

Munathara

In collaboration with Leaders of Tomorrow, I gave a workshop in Amman to youth from across the Arab region on the art of storytelling.


2017

The World Association of Newspaper, Women in News

Media coach for 4 mid-level media professionals from Jordan's news organizations. Women in News works with newspapers and their high potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior editorial positions.


2015

Leaders of Tomorrow

I conducted a media workshop with my colleague Dina Baslan, in collaboration with Leaders of Tomorrow. The workshops included reporting and feature writing, media ethics, creating infographs and videography. The trainings took place in Arabic in Amman and Irbid.


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