JOURNALISM IZIKO OFFICIALLY TAKES OFF
By: Khethukuthula Lembethe
Journamlismiziko officially launched at the Durban University of Technology’s City campus on Tuesday as, one of its first stops for the campus to campus launch.
The Journalismiziko team is said to have been through months of planning and anticipation for this event and they couldn’t be more excited. Even though the news site has been live for a few months now, this event made more people aware of it.
“I couldn’t be happier. I’m excited! I fall more in love with Journalismiziko each day. What the students have done has exceeded my expectations,” said Journalismiziko founder and journalism programme coordinator, Maud Blose.
Although City campus is a small campus the crowd created a lively and pulsating atmosphere. “The atmosphere is good, as soon as I walked in I wanted to know what was happening,” said siphiwe Ngcobo, a graphic design student.
The section editors each gave a brief enlightenment on what their sections entail. As most students in the crowed were journalism students, this gave them an idea on how the site can help them in their career whilst still in school.
“I’m loving the music. It’s a good thing that the section editors explained their sections to us, because even though I don’t do television yet but it is one of my interests,” said Lethu Nxumalo, a first year journalism student.
One of the section editors showed off one of his talents apart from writing news stories. Mhlengi Mafu recited a beautiful poem for the crowed that left them in awe.
Journalismiziko will be at the other DUT campuses later this week to inform other students about the online news site.