Southgate Mall Launches Journalism Careers

Journalism gigs are hard to find—ask any writer. Having a little help along the way can work wonders, and Southgate Mall hopes to give one talented writer the boost he or she needs need to launch a writing career.

Last month, the center reached out to local high school students and matriculants to find skilled, interested young writers. It wasn’t asking much—just 500-1000 words on any of the following topics: My Pride, Respect and Honor, Celebrating Women, and The Faces of Spring.

There were some great tech prizes up for grabs, like Samsung tablets and BlackBerry smartphones. But the real prize is a huge opportunity: a three month practical training course at Caxton South Newspapers, and three months’ intensive theory training with Caxton Editorial Cadet Training. The program has brought several writers into the local news world, and there is every possibility that the winner of this writing competition could be the next.

“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to partner with Caxton and be able to offer bright young individuals with a love of the written word an opportunity to realise their potential in journalism as a career,” said Thulisile Rahlaga, PR and Marketing coordinator at Southgate Mall. “The competition ensures that their talents are not only recognised, but enhanced through hands-on mentoring at one of the country’s most successful newspaper and media corporations.”

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