| Why your newsroom should use Twitter Spaces

The audio-based platform Twitter Spaces allows for live conversations and does not limit the number of people that can join conversations. As a result, it has become popular for newsrooms or media organisations to reach a wider audience. Two media organisations give three tips on why and how newsrooms should be using Twitter Spaces. An interesting read for newsrooms looking to grow their audience and engage further with their readers. Read it here. 

Forbes | How freelance journalists are changing the media landscape 

The pandemic dramatically changed the media landscape, forcing many journalists to work remotely and resulting in some media companies turning to freelance journalists and some permanent journalists moving into freelancing.This shift to freelance journalism changes the way that brands should approach media relationships and pitching. Read the article here. 

The Guardian | Somalia’s first women-only media house

Women journalists in Somalia face many challenges such as abuse, harassment and intimidation, often these journalists face abuse from male journalists. The all-female newsroom provides an opportunity for women to report freely on stories that directly impact women and do so in a safe working environment. Read more here. 

The Journalist’s Resource | Trauma-informed journalism

Trauma-informed journalism means understanding trauma and understanding what a trauma survivor is experiencing before you interview them. This article gives tips on how to interview a trauma victim and the importance of trauma-informed journalism.  Read the article here.

Poynter | Journalists are demanding ownership of their work

Over the past years, job security in the media industry has been incredibly fragile, as a result, many journalists and media workers are increasingly looking to create their own stability in the form of owning the intellectual property they develop. This is an important read for journalists who create content for their organisations such as podcasts and YouTube channels. Even though as a journalist you may have built this audience, it is still owned by a company, which means if you lose your job, you lose your audience. Read the article here. 

Microsoft | Zulu has been added to Microsoft’s translator

Zulu joins Swahili as the latest African language to be added to Microsoft’s translator. Read the article here.

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