ONE DAY WITH REPORTER.
Posted by suhardi on 22 February 2008
Bergambar dengan Pn. Rohana Mat Nawi ( wartawan utusan Malaysia,Bahagian Jenayah)
5 February 2008, it is the beginning of my journey to go out only one day with reporter. This journey actually is to complete a part of our assignment for journalism paper. For this assignment, I choose Utusan Malaysia Company in Kelantan, to make it simpler. It is because, at the time it semester break, and already have transport at my village to go to the company. I think it is difficult to search that company, but with address which I get from Utusan Malaysia newspaper, it makes me easier to found the company at Kota Baharu.
At Utusan office, I meet their secretary and give the explanation why I come there. She orders me to meet their boss, to get the permission for this assignment. Wan Zulkifli Wan Jusoh is their boss. After introduce my self and told to him an explanation, he does not have any problem to allow me to go out with their reporter but I must came again tomorrow morning because all their reporter is already go out to cover their news.
Next day, I come again to the company. It is already 9.00 A.M, but the office still closed. After five minute waiting, their secretary arrived at the office. She asks me to wait because their reporter not coming yet. After fifteen minute their boss arrived at the office. He asks me to follow Pn. Rohana cover the news. She especially writes about crime news. She is 42 years old, and already works as a reporter for 20 years. She is not University graduated student. Her ambition is journalism and for this reason, she takes journalism course to complete her ambition.
For today, she not covers crime news but cover about ‘Asyura’ ceremony. We arrive at ceremony at 10.30 AM. After take a picture and asks question to the owner which give the sponsor for this ceremony, she takes the time to ask other people which came at the ceremony.
After fourteen minute at the ceremony, we go back to office. At the office, I can see how she writes the news about the ceremony and send to her editor at Kuala Lumpur. I also can see another reporter write about local news. After two hour spend time at the office to see and talking among reporter, I request to finish this assignment. After giving thank you to all staff at the office, I go back to home. It is new experience for me.