Forty-nine Malaysian journalists took part in the Industry 4.0 and Digitalisation Programme in Germany. They underwent the HRDF-initiated programme in two batches between September and December 2017, with courses and visits in Berlin, Stuttgart and Munich.

The trip was aimed at enabling Malaysian journalists working in the print, TV, broadcasting and online media to keep abreast on the rapidly evolving digitalisation and technology study.

Among the topics covered in the programme – which included classroom sessions at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) and trips to top German industries – were Journalism in the Digital Age, Factory of the Future: Industry 4.0 and the Future of Production, Axel Springer’s successful digitalisation of print media business, Ethics and Social Responsibility in Journalism, Simulating a Real Life Crisis, Diversification and Globalisation – tapping into new revenue streams and Educating Tomorrow’s Journalists.

The National Press Club, Malaysia played the role of collaborator in the programme, which was organised by K-Pintar, Malaysia’s leading human capital solutions provider with the support of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

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