The New Statesman | Moral injury the next challenge for journalists
What is moral injury and why will it become a challenge or obstacle for journalists to overcome? Moral injury is an emotional response when an individual is exposed to events that go against their personal beliefs or morals. This article is interrogating what impact a moral injury can have on journalists – for example, journalists report on a variety of topics and report in conflict zones and can be exposed to matters that may go against someone’s beliefs and according to this article can be potentially harmful to a journalist. Read the article here
Daily Maverick | Closure of ‘New Frame’ a blow to social justice journalism
Explore how the closure of New Frame, due to a cut in funding by its sole donor, has left a gaping hole in an already shaky and shrinking South African media industry. Read the article here.
WAN-IFRA | Winners of the African Digital Media Awards 2022
The World Association of News Publishers has revealed the winners of the prestigious African Digital Media Awards, which celebrate the best digital content coming out of the continent. See all the winners here.
Daily Maverick | Social media vigilantism is dangerously alive and trending in South Africa
A year after the 2021 July unrests rocked South Africa, which was spurned by those hiding behind social media in a bid to #FreeJacobZuma and #ShutdownKZN, this article explores how not much has changed and the possibility of a recurrence is ever prevalent. The writer calls on social media owners and governments to clamp down on crimes that begin in cyberspace. Read the article here.
The Verge | Instagram now lets creators publish feed posts just for their subscribers
The company has announced that creators will now be able to charge for their feed posts which will only be available to paying subscribers. The Instagram CEO says the goal is to make the platform a place for creators to earn a living. Read more here.
Nieman Lab | A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on tough topics
‘Language please’ is a new resource created by Vox Media that will help journalists find the right language, framing and terminology. Read it here.
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