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Fact-checking the Tweets

Fact-checking the Tweets

Kunle Adebajo, the Investigations Editor at HumAngle and Editor-in-Chief, of Punocracy, was awarded the winner of Fact Check of the Year by a Working Journalist at the Ninth Annual African Fact Check Awards in Kenya at the end of 2022.

Be ready for a world where content is king

Be ready for a world where content is king

This certificate replaces the old Journalism Certificate and was created by those who hire know content best– editors – specifically the South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) to address the skills needs in newsrooms.

Make sure you’re an obvious match for employees

Make sure you’re an obvious match for employees

What to study is a big decision, make sure you study the most up-to-date qualifications possible. The Quality Council of Trade and Occupations (QCTO) was created to oversee the quality of ALL occupational qualifications. It is now making its impact felt. If you are smart for 2023, get an occupational qualification. The Occupational Certificate: Journalist.

Reporting on Gender

Reporting on Gender

In the spirit of Women’s Month, fraycollege hosted a #JournalismTalks Twitter space on August 11th called Reporting on Gender, which looked at reporting gender, with a specific focus on how women politicians are represented in the media, how gender is represented in the media, and how the media can improve its coverage when it comes to gender issues.

So, you want to be a journalist?

So, you want to be a journalist?

The Occupational Certificate (OC), accredited by the QCTO, allows graduates to be work-ready, both for big media concerns, small companies and in government, where the need to communicate timeously with citizens is crucial. Having worked to develop it with SANEF to produce and pilot the qualification, fraycollege is ready to equip the journalists of tomorrow.

fraycollege launches Advanced Media Management Course

fraycollege launches Advanced Media Management Course

In line with its commitment to supporting excellence in media management, fraycollege has launched an Advanced Media Management Course aimed at developing leadership at media organisations across the globe.

The development of the Advanced Media Management Course was supported by the F&PM SETA. It boasts real-time learning experiences from facilitators who are experts in their respective fields.

Africa Day: New Ways to tell Africa’s stories

Africa Day: New Ways to tell Africa’s stories

To commemorate and celebrate Africa Day this year, fraycollege hosted a webinar titled: New Ways to tell Africa’s stories, with a focus on how new mediums of communication, like TikTok, Documentation, Podcasting, and Virtual Reality, and how they are used as tools to tell African stories and control our own African narrative.

#JournalismTalks: Journalism Under Digital Siege

#JournalismTalks: Journalism Under Digital Siege

The theme for Press Freedom Day this year was “Journalism under Digital Siege”. It looked at issues regarding media censorship and the harassment and violation of journalists’ rights. The fraycollege #JournalismTalks Twitter Space, hosted by Fray on May 5th, aimed to understand and touch on the transparency of digital platforms, empowering citizens with media and informed literacy and media viability.

#Journalism Talks: Reporting Religion

#Journalism Talks: Reporting Religion

In April this year, millions celebrated Passover and Easter, and are participating in Ramadan. Faith plays an integral part in the lives of many Africans, influencing their art, culture, and way of life. However, the practice of faith is largely absent in mainstream media, which has one asking the question: is religious coverage not really a story enough?

#JournalismTalks: Trust and Sustainability in the Media

#JournalismTalks: Trust and Sustainability in the Media

Trust is part and parcel of a healthy media ecosystem, said International Press Institute (IPI) chair Khadija Patel. Patel was speaking on a panel looking at trust and sustainability. The Twitter Space was hosted by fraycollege CEO Paula Fray who was joined by Professor and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, Herman Wasserman, News24 Assistant Breaking News Editor Sheldon Morias and Sonny Swe, founder and CEO of Frontier Myanmar.

#JournalismTalks: Why Women’s Leadership in Media Matters

#JournalismTalks: Why Women’s Leadership in Media Matters

What is the impact of women leadership in the media? Do we lose anything by not putting women in leadership positions in the media space? Can we make changes that ensure more women take up leadership roles in the media? These were some of the questions addressed in the fraycollege JournalismTalks Twitter Space hosted by fraycollege CEO Paula Fray.

Alumni

Slindile Khanyile

Slindile Khanyile

Khanyile is the editor and co-founder of Umbele, an isiZulu online business publication. She says a few months after attending the course, she was appointed editor of Isolezwe newspaper, the flagship isiZulu publication of Independent Media. She has also worn the hats of a financial journalist and sportswriter.

Brenda Leonard

Brenda Leonard

Brenda Leonard, alumna of the FP&M Seta-funded fraycollege of Communications Media Management Programme said that the programme not only enhanced her career, but also equipped her to deal with crises in a more professional manner.

Nwabisa Makunga

Nwabisa Makunga

fraycollege alumnus Nwabisa Makunga is the editor of Sowetan newspaper, a position she stepped into as the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic were starting to be felt in South Africa. Nwabisa is no stranger to working under immense pressure, but nothing could prepare her for sitting at the helm of one of South Africa’s largest newspapers amid a global health crisis.

Slindile Khanyile

Slindile Khanyile

Media diversification is the name of the game for fraycollege alumnus Slindile Khanyile. In September 2020 Khanyile and her partner Langa Khanyile launched Umbele, a Zulu business portal with all the latest news on economics, labour, personal finance, and agriculture.

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