Alumnus lands dream internship at eNCA

August 29th, 2016 by Pearson

We chatted to Takondwa Mwendera, past student who landed a coveted one-year internship programme at South Africa’s first 24-hour news channel, eNCA.

Takondwa Mwendera graduated from Midrand Graduate Institute, now known as Pearson Institute

Takondwa Mwendera graduated from Midrand Graduate Institute, now known as Pearson Institute

What skills did you learn in Journalism that are helping you in the real world?
The skills I learnt in my journalism degree were very broad. The modules I did allowed me to be a “jack of all trades” therefore making it easier for me to become skilled in many media-oriented positions.

This is something I found unique to the qualification I received, as other institutions only focus on one aspect of journalism in their curriculum. Learning about print media is just as important as broadcast media or digital media. The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree I graduated with allowed me to be prepared for all three facets of journalism.

What are your duties as an Intern at enca?
Being an intern at eNCA entails a very technical approach to journalism. Together with 12 other interns we practice what is called MobileJournalism (Mojo). This type of journalism consists of being able to gather news and tell conventional stories anywhere on the go. We also have to be able to create videos, package them and upload them instantly. You can look out for the hashtag #encamojo to watch some of the videos we will be producing on social media.