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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Community plays a pivotal role in informing our communities. Journalists in this sector, and other sectors such as mainstream, have in the past two years played a masterful role to inform their audiences. This training will come in handy as we empower our journalists to be upskilled, as they report on this pandemic, and other challenges in the near future.
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.
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.
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