11 June 2020

How  J-schools in South Africa and Kenya have adapted their teaching methods and tools 

As the world prepares to return to the “new normal” following months of lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, journalism schools on the continent and the rest of the world will need to adjust their curriculums and teaching tools for journalism training going forward. Read more


Crisis and opportunity for credible journalism
Independent media see opportunity amid crisis as audiences flock to credible journalism, even as the industry’s commercial foundation crumbles. Read more


What we are reading this week
Take a look at some of things we are currently reading in our newsroom that you should be aware of. Read more


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Journalism and media innovation reporting grants 2020
Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on enabling media professionals to find information they need to help them innovate. Read more

Opportunities & Awards

Fact-checking Development Grant // TBC // The Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) will receive $1 million in funding from YouTube to support the fact-checking community in its battle against misinformation. Fact-checking organisations from all over the world can apply for up to $50,000.

Money Trail grants // 15 June // In Money Trail, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for (teams of) African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe.

lsu Elihle Awards // 30 June // Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) invites journalists within the African continent to apply for the lsu Elihle Awards. MMA’s awards seek to give children a voice and highlight the status of children in Africa.

Interested in any of these? Follow this link for information on these opportunities.

Coming up

Radio Days Africa // 1 – 3 July // Radio Days Africa is the largest radio conference in Africa. It is presented by Wits under the auspices of the Department of Journalism at the University of Witwatersrand. The conference aims to stimulate learning, engagement, conversation, and thinking around various aspects of the radio business in an African context.

For your calendar. Find more details on the above listed events and check out the international journalism event calendar.

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