Vanguard Nigeria | Why science journalism should take centre stage in Africa
Science journalism has been one of the lesser practiced beats in journalism, requiring knowledge-based reporting and an interest in providing solutions to existing issues. Find out why science journalism matters. Read the article here.
IJNET | This project investigates corruption in primary health care across Nigeria
The Rural Health Accountability Project is on a mission to educate locals about their rights and access to primary healthcare in Nigeria. Through its investigations, it has found that the government’s promises and proposals to build health facilities are not fulfilled and that the realities on the ground for locals are often quite grim. Read the article here.
What’s New In Publishing | What do Gen Z want from news publishers?
Having a strategy for appealing to younger audiences is likely to ensure that it is reflected in your readership numbers. Gen Z’s consume content that they are passionate about and that is presented in a visually engaging manner. This can be seen in the worldwide trend of publications that are reaching vast audiences on social media platforms only. Read more here.
Poynter | 10 reasons you should hire a journalist
Journalism jobs are one of the most in jeopardy jobs in the world of work. Changes in readership habits, growing mistrust and shaky revenue models have seen the end of many a journalist’s jobs. But perhaps more people within the media should motivate why their now-unemployed colleagues deserve to be hired. This open letter does just that. Read the article here.
Daily News Egypt | Egypt launches training programme for African journalists
The northern African nation has announced that it will be rolling out an extensive training programme for African journalists which will include workshops on how to combat fake news and the impact of social media on traditional media. Journalists will also learn about Egypt’s policy toward Nile Basin countries as well as other key issues facing the continent. Read the article here.
Media Update | Journalism versus freelance journalism
If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between an employed journalist and a freelance journalist, this article succinctly explains the distinction. Read the article here.
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