Amid a devastating surge of Covid infections, the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has launched a guide, developed with a focus on the needs of community media. The guide produced in close partnership with fraycollege and Internews, draws on experiences of journalists infected and affected by the pandemic.
fraycollege hosted a webinar on the power of telling Africa’s stories. The webinar looked at best practices, the latest trends, the role of multi-media and social platforms in modern story telling. Using real case studies we looked at how we tell Africa’s stories, how audiences consume stories and how to give power to your stories.
The IWMF has launched a Global Health Reporting Initiative, focused on Vaccines and Immunization, for journalists. Early and mid-career journalists, as well as senior investigative journalists, are encouraged to apply, especially those who cover scientific or health stories.
The stories we are told and the stories we tell each other about Africa have the power to shape what we think and influence how we act. This, according to Moky Makura of Africa No Filter. She says shifting the narrative about Africa is important, because what the world believes about the continent is also what the continent believes about itself.
Writing the first draft of history is a big responsibility. This, according to award-winning journalist and fraycollege facilitator, Jamaine Krige. Speaking to Media Management graduates, she said that by amplifying voices that would otherwise not be heard and including them in history’s first draft, journalists can bring about real change.
With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, every aspect of life as we knew it changed. This included disruptions to the news and media landscape. But if so, much could change in just one year, what can the industry and industry leaders do to prepare themselves and their teams for the newsrooms of the future?