Poynter | Calculate your skills — and value — before joining the Great Resignation
Since the start of the pandemic, globally there has been a surge in people resigning from their jobs to pursue other interests or none at all. But before embarking on this route, here’s some advice for frustrated journalists for someone who has walked that road before and is now dealing with the consequences. Read the article here.
WAN-IFRA | Sexual harassment in the media
The World Association of News Publishers has released an international study documenting the rate of sexual harassment in the media focussing on media professionals across 20 countries. The results are concerning, with 80% of sexual harassment incidents going unreported due to fear of negative backlash. The study also sheds light on management’s response as well as the gap between perception and reality. Read the article here.
IJNET | Story agency shifts narratives away from harmful stereotypes about Africa
Africa No Filter has launched bird, a new story agency that aims to challenge and change negative stereotypes about the continent. Learn how the platform works and is breathing life into storytelling in Africa. Read the article here.
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Mail and Guardian | I was jailed for doing journalism
Journalism.co.uk | How to make the most out of the video press conference
Love them or hate them, video press conferences are here to stay. They enable people from different time zones to all be in the same space at the same time. With that in mind, here’s a useful guide on how to get through these sometimes awkward online events with confidence and fully prepared questions. Read the article here.
Media Update | TikTok named world’s fastest-growing brand
The Chinese social media platform, famous for its viral short-form videos, has taken the world by storm and has now been named the world’s fastest-growing brand, according to Brand Finance Global 500 2022 ranking. This cements TikTok as the next social media network that publishers need to begin paying attention to if they have not already. Read the full article here.