Journalism.co.uk | 19 essential newsletters every journalist should read
With so much news and information available today, there is nothing like a newsletter in your mailbox to sum up what matters to you. Newsletters have grown in popularity over the years and for journalists, newsletters can be a minefield of information. This piece offers a one-stop-shop for the best in the business. Selections include Tools for Reporters, Journo Resources, Factually, and The Media Roundup. Read the article here.
All Africa | Zimbabwe: Peace Journalism programme launched
Zimbabwe’s government has launched the Rotary/Makerere Peace Journalism training programme which will be the first of its kind in the country. Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said it was the media’s responsibility to pre-empt and contain the possibility of incendiary situations. This comes on the back of conflict in the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, social unrest in South Africa, and political tensions in Swaziland. The minister added that peace journalism should not be seen as an attempt at censorship, but rather more of a bid to preserve peace in the region. Read the article here.
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Poynter | How journalists report through the fog of long Covid
Many of us have by now heard of long Covid — defined by The Lancet as the signs and symptoms that develop or continue after acute Covid-19. In this piece, journalist Molly McCluskey takes us through the dramatic changes in her life since she was diagnosed with Covid and speaks to other journalists who have encountered similar experiences. Read the article here.
IJNET | Enhance your news editing skills with these 10 tips
If you’re a journalist looking to enhance your news writing skills then this handy guide is for you. It is a quick, easy to read list that includes pointers such as keeping your articles short and lively to retain the interest of your readers, making good use of bullet points, knowing your audience and reading your article out loud. Read more here.
Axios | Facebook’s new moves to lower News Feed’s political volume
Facebook is reportedly moving to scale back its emphasis on political coverage on its news feed following negative feedback from users as it tries to make the Facebook experience less politically intrusive. According to Axios, the social media giant will also roll this out to countries outside the US. The move is likely to have a negative impact on the traffic of some news publishers, political parties and companies that share a lot of political content. Read more here.