The Fix Media | Constructive journalism: What it is and how to do it

The evolution of the media has also seen the rise in the industry of different spheres of journalism or more progressive way of doing journalism. Here this piece unpacks one which you may have been doing without giving it a name – constructive journalism. Find out what it is all about and how you can incorporate it into your reporting. Read the article here. | How to gain investment for your media startup

If you have an idea for a media business but have hit a stumbling block due to a lack of funding or uncertainty about where to find the money for your business, then this piece is for you. Hear from young US media businesswoman Yehong Zhu on how she built her media start-up and got funding for it. Read the article here. 

GIJN | What happens to journalism when social media sites lose their relevance?

What is to become of journalism in light of the changes happening under Elon Musk’s watch and Facebook’s move away from news publishing? A recent International Journalism Festival panel explored this and gave tips on how newsrooms can prepare for these changes. Read the article here. 

Columbia Journalism Review | The death of social journalism?

The closure of BuzzFeed News stunned many in the industry marking the end of an era and the loss of employment for more than 60 of its staff members. What does this mean for this type of journalism in the US and will this be seen with other publishers? Learn about the demise of the once-popular website. Read the article here.

Media Update | How much should you charge as a freelancer?

The South African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) has put out an updated report on how much freelancers in South Africa should charge their potential clients for their work. Read the article here.

Daily Maverick | AmaBhungane journalists battle it out with businessman

Journalists Sam Sole, Micah Reddy and Dewald van Rensburg of the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism believe they are under threat of arrest because of an exposé they wrote implicating businessman Zunaid Moti in a mining deal with Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Read the article here.

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