Media Update | How to determine your price as a freelancer

Estimating what your effort is worth is not an easy task and there are many variables to consider when deciding what to charge a client. The fundamental factors to consider are: unique selling point, what makes your work unique? And what is the competitor or industry price, it is important to have a pricing strategy. Read the article here. 

International Journalists Network | New platform aims to tackle climate crisis in Nigeria

Geo-journalism is a branch of data journalism that combines these approaches to create online platforms that provide scientific evidence for stories and narrative context for data. A new geo-journalism platform has been launched to report on the worsening climate crisis in Nigeria. Read more here.

World Health Organisation | How African journalists can report on road safety 

Africa has the highest road crash death rate in the world and over 800 people are killed on the continent’s roads every day. Thus it is important for journalists to know how to report on road safety and know how to cover this urgent and under-reported crisis. Read the article here.

Columbia Journalism Review | Are journalists leaving Twitter?

Mastodon is free and open-source software for running self-hosted social networking services. It has microblogging features similar to the Twitter service and since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, more journalists are signing up for Mastodon, in hopes of making it the new Twitter. Read the article here. 

Observer | Facebook distances itself from journalism 

Facebook has spent the last years adding tools to its platforms that helped news outlets reach new audiences, however, recently the company has removed most of those features. Read the article here. 

Daily Maverick | Zimbabwean journalists face intimidation from government 

The Zimbabwe general elections are set to be held in 2023, but journalists are concerned about the harassment and intimidation they will receive in the lead-up to the elections. When President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in 2017, it was said that there will be positive changes including media freedom and the treatment of journalists, however, journalists continue to be beaten and arrested. Read the article here. 

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