Press Gazette | Twitter’s shrinking role as traffic source for news publishers revealed

Twitter’s role as a social media referrer has dropped – a trend that has been happening over the last number of years, according to data from analytics group Chartbeat. This comes at a time when Facebook’s parent company Meta has also started moving away from a focus on news publishing. Find out what impact this has had on some of the world’s largest publications. Read the article here.

Media Update | The future of journalism 

The journalism industry has dramatically changed over the years but what does this change mean for journalists? The article explores how journalists need to produce content for multiple platforms in print, broadcast, online, video, and social media. Read more about it here

Nieman Lab | How Seen’s mobile journalism reaches 7 million people across platforms

Mobile journalism is a form of multimedia newsgathering and storytelling that enables journalists to document, edit and share news using small, network-connected devices such as smartphones. Mobile journalists report in video, audio, photography, and graphics using apps on their portable devices. Yusuf Omar is the founder of Seen, an online platform that uses augmented reality to tell stories. Read the article here

IJNET | A Nigerian organisation is teaching journalists how to cover civil and human rights

The Liberalist Centre for Education was founded by investigative journalist Abdullah Tijani in 2021 after the #EndSARS movement – a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. During the protests, many protesters were harassed and killed, Tijani wanted to find a way to spotlight these murders and abuses and founded the Liberalist Centre. Through the center, Tijani trains reporters on how to conduct what he calls pro-freedom reporting, which seeks to protect the civil rights of individuals in a bid to ensure a more just and democratic society. Read the article here.

IOL | Environmental Journalism – A dangerous endeavour

According to Reporters Without Borders, two environmental correspondents are killed annually on average with homicides typically related to investigations pertaining to deforestation, illegal mining, land seizures, pollution and other environmental impacts caused by industrial activities and significant infrastructural construction projects, by both private entities and government. Read more here.

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