Poynter | Every newsroom needs to update its social media policies

A social media policy is a guideline that advises representatives or employees of an organisation on how to use their social media. This article provides the steps that organisations should take when updating their policies such as what their employees can tweet, like or who can they follow on social media. But are social media policies necessary or needed, should employees be able to tweet or like what they want? This article tells you why a social media policy is necessary. Read the article here. 

Daily Maverick | Does journalism have a place in contemporary society?

In honour of South Africa Youth Day, the Daily Maverick asked young journalists what they think about journalism and whether journalism still has a place in society. Read the article here.

IJNET | What is solutions journalism and why should you care? 

Solutions journalism has come into the spotlight in recent years for its efforts to find solutions to existing problems and go beyond simply reporting the news as it unfolds. This article unpacks the four pillars of solutions journalism. Read the article here.  

Media Update  | Five types of journalists you need to know about

Over the years journalism has changed allowing journalists to venture and report on various topics, whilst before journalists had to report or focus on a specific topic. Journalists can now cover a variety of topics from politics to climate change. Read the article here.

The Guardian  | Journalist conviction in Zimbabwe a ‘travesty of justice’

Jeffrey Moyo, Zimbabwean and freelance journalist for the New York Times was given a suspended prison sentence of five years and a fine by a court in Bulawayo after being found guilty of helping his two colleagues obtain press accreditation which the court said was fake but has been denied by the New York Times. Read the article here 

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