We share a list of exciting virtual journalism and media webinars that are coming up that you should not miss.

Solutions Journalism 101 Webinar 

The Solutions Journalism Webinar will explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story and share tips and resources for journalists interested in investigating how people are responding to social problems.

Date: 11 January 2022

Time: 9:00 AM GMT (Eastern time US and Canada)

Language: English

To register for the webinar, click here.

Stop 4: The Road to Africa Podcast Day 2022

Africa Podfest will be hosting its fourth virtual discovery tour, the purpose of the tour is to interview and discuss with African podcast storytellers. The fourth instalment will feature Nigerian podcasters who will be discussing their podcasts, experiences with podcast production and learning about becoming better podcasters.

Date: 12 January 2022

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM GMT (Nigerian Time)

Language: English

To register for the webinar, click here.

What To Expect With News Media in 2022

The webinar will be presented by Damian Eales, president for International News Media Association and global head of transformation at News Corp. Eales will give his thoughts and insights into what lies ahead for the industry in the coming year. Damian will share his vision for all the current hot topics such as how do we shape our relationships with the Big Tech platforms, what should be the news industry’s primary focus in the year ahead, what’s the future of print, and more.
Date: 12 January 2022

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM (GMT – 5) (New York Time)

Language: English

To register for the webinar, click here.

Spotting and fact-checking misinformation and disinformation

Learn the top tips and tricks to verifying information with CodeForAfrica who will be hosting a six-week masterclass for journalists, analysts, researchers and civil society in Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.

Date: 17 January 2022

Language: French

To register for the webinar, click here.

Do it yourself: Constructive Journalism

Constructive storytelling can broaden the way audiences perceive problems. Reports that explore solutions can inspire people to shift their perspective, reconsider their approach and even their actions. Constructive stories not only point to offenders and victims but also cover nuances and capture complex issues. Still, how can journalists take a constructive approach? And how do these stories differ from other reports?

Date: 20 January 2022

Time: 2:00 PM  (CET)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

How to navigate the courts

SANEF in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism will be hosting a series of webinars to accompany the relaunch of the Reporting the Courts manual.

Date: 27 January 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  (SAST)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

Ethics and Journalism: reporting human trafficking responsibly

This webinar will discuss ethical guidelines for journalists when reporting on victims and survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and labour abuse. It will also explore the possibilities to collaborate with civil society organisations that share the goal of ending modern slavery.

Date: 9 February 2022

Time: 3:00 PM CET

Language: English

For more information, click here.

Un-disrupting the media? Micropayments for news with Dominic Young

The Reuters Institute for Journalism will be hosting a series of global journalism seminars. Dominic Young is co-founder and CEO of Axate, which allows readers to access articles beyond a paywall for pence. The digital wallet for news beyond paywalls recently raised over £500k in crowd-funding with a pre-money valuation of over £11 million.

Date: 16 February 2022

Time: 1:00 PM GMT (United Kingdom Time)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

African Editors Forum launch of Report and Manual

Fray College will be launching two reports commissioned by the African Editors Forum (TAEF) with the support of UNESCO. The two reports are titled, “The Impact of Covid-19 on Journalists and Journalism” and “The Safety Guide for Journalists Covering Pandemics in Africa.

Date: 23 February 2022

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (SAST)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

Make well-being your priority in 2022

The Self Investigation  will be hosting a free online masterclass for journalists on stress management and digital wellness for journalists. You can expect a dynamic informative session with short exercises and practical tips, as well as information about the launch of our upcoming self-paced online courses. Self-Investigation is an initiative that provides a variety of services aimed at improving media professionals’ well-being. It is led by multi-lingual, certified coaches and trainers with five decades of media experience combined.

Date: 24 February 2022

Time: 16:00 PM – 17:00 PM (CET)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

Journalism and the Climate Crisis 

The Global eSummit supported by Temasek Foundation, spread over five online sessions across two days, will look at particular challenges:

1) Storytelling heroes:  a focus on newsrooms successfully making sense of climate change for their audiences – across all beats and despite resource challenges.
2) Paying for climate change coverage: amid scarce resources, how are newsrooms growing and monetizing their climate coverage?
3) Extreme collaboration:  one way to improve your climate coverage and the authority of your journalism is through partnerships. Ideas on how to do it.
4) Training and resources: climate touches all beats, all journalists, all editors. Where and how can you access training for all your staff.
5) Newsroom organization: climate, like the pandemic, has shown the value of being prepared for ongoing science, health and environmental stories. How do you organize resources and workflow for responsive, specialist and sustainable coverage

Date: 22 – 23 February 2022

Time: 11:00 AM  (GMT +8)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

State of the Newsroom: Then and Now: Looking back at the first year of the pandemic.

In conversation with Alan Finlay, editor of the State of the Newsroom report, who will be joined by John Bailey, Managing Editor, eNCA, Gabriella Razzano, Executive Director, OpenUp, Adriaan Basson, Editor-in-chief, News24 and Kate Skinner, freelance consultant, Former director of SANEF.

Date: 1 March 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (SAST)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

Africa Media Summit 3.0

How African news publishers continue to grow audience, revenue, and brand as publishers make the difficult transition from print to digital will be the focus of the INMA Africa Media Summit. Over two days hear directly from peers throughout Africa on their best practices in the face of societal and business challenges. The event will focus on African participants on the business of news media: audience development, advertising, the smart use of data and insights, and emerging digital models that work for emerging markets.

Date: 28 – 29 July 2022

Time: TBC

Language: English

To register for the webinar, click here

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