Secondary Educational trip to Kuwait Times Newspaper
Kuwait National English School students visited the Kuwait Times on Thursday Jan 12th 2023, on a field trip to learn more about the papers history as the first English daily in the Arabian Gulf starting in 1961. They explored the different sections of the newspaper, such as editorial, print and circulation departments. Deputy Managing Editor, Mr. Faten Omar explained the process of news gathering and editing, and how a newspaper is produced on a daily basis by describing the work of reporters, editors, proofreaders and page makers.
During the visit, Kuwait Times gave students a better appreciation of the role of journalism and the importance of independent media in society. They now have a better understanding of how media and journalism impact their daily life and learned about the ethical considerations and decision-making that goes into reporting.
Some of the students started to apply the information they received by interviewing Kuwait Times staff and some of their classmates. They showed an interest in being in this industry; as they are young and have a great opportunity to learn about different careers in the field of journalism and media and get inspiration for their own career path.
At the end of the tour, students went to the disused printing press that Kuwait Times opened to local and regional artists to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas in paint. The visit to Kuwait Times engaged the students with an educational experience, providing them with a deeper understanding of the role of journalism in society and the inner workings of a news organization.