KARACHI: A team of students from Generations School bagged the second prize in an intercity convention in Lahore and became the only team from Karachi to get a trophy.
Team Two from Generations School secured the second place at the ‘Anchor IT’ competition during the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) Convention for Aspiring Reporters and Media Anchors (Carma) 2011 held between January 5 and January 8.
The team was sponsored by GoodNews.pk, a local news website with a vision to spread “awesome, amazing and inspirational news coming out of Pakistan”, according to a press release.
Lums Carma is a national media event, which was held between February 26 and February 28, 2010.
Carma 2010 brought together some of the sharpest and brightest minds in the field of journalism. Participants believed in bringing about a positive change in the country’s state of affairs through the power of media.
The convention aims to help future reporters, anchors and writers to put forth their creative potential and socialise with professionals in the industry.
This year’s convention was designed on the theme of ‘Refining Freedom’ with newer exciting competitions guaranteed to give participants a comprehensive taste of contemporary real-life journalism.
The Generations School team was headed by Uzair Yaqoob with Osama Ahmed, Salman Khalil, Hassan Ahmed and Muhammad Abdullah Ali as members. The boys qualified for the conference after a gruelling Gen Carma competition organised by the Generations School on October 8, 2010. The Gen CARMA had three competitions: Shootout at Generation’s, Discover the Difference and Newspaper Designing.
The team sponsor, GoodNews.pk, was launched last year by social entrepreneur, Majid Mirza, in an effort to highlight the more positive and inspirational stories coming out of Pakistan, as opposed to the usual negativities which steal the headlines. With their slogan “For a Change, let’s talk about the Good News” has grown in popularity on Facebook and Twitter. The website also plans to showcase original content soon.
The website can be accessed through www.goodnews.pk. Press Release
Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2011.