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Quartz Africa set to equip journalists with Atlas chart-building skills

Are you a journalist, editor, or blogger interested in learning how to make and publish your own charts? Then, you should apply for a workshop based on Atlas chart-building platform with Quartz Africa. Quartz Africa is obsessed with data, especially the lack for Africa-focused data and data visualization. Through the chart-building training, quartz Africa aim to train reporters, academics and students to us ...

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7 mobile tools every journalist will find helpful

English is one of the most complex languages in existence today and it is the language of communication and journalism. With approximately 372 million speakers in 106 countries, it’s also one of the most widely spoken languages. As a journalist, whether English is your first, second, third or fourth language, there are always ways to improve your English and communicate more effectively. Here’s a look at ju ...

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Google To Train 6,000 African Journalists

Google Africa has announced its unflinching support for a Digital Journalism initiative which will see 6,000 African journalists trained in data journalism skills by the end of February 2018. Google News Lab and the World Bank revealed plans of working with Code For Africa to empower journalists in Africa by giving them the necessary support to explore the Web and how to use the tools available to them onli ...

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Nigerian developers celebrated at Facebook conference

Five Nigerians developers along with others from the continent had their achievements and products celebrated at the Facebook's annual developer F8 conference (www.FBF8.com), held in San Jose, California, on April 18 and 19. African developers at the event shared the stage with Facebook and developers worldwide showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the ...

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RED launches church communication agency

RED-Africa's top omni-media company has launched Church Culture, a church communication agency. The agency was launched on Sunday, April 16, 2017 with a Rubbin' Minds Easter special on Channels Television themed 'Discussions on the Media and the Church'. Church Culture according to RED  will provide communication solutions to churches towards achieving its core mandate of propagating the gospel of Christ in ...

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Advice for journalists planning to run NGOs

March 2017 Online #MediaCareerQ&A For journalists thinking of running a Non Governmental Organisation, here are some useful advice for consideration. Betty Abbah Executive director at Cee-Hope Nigeria I call it going the less-traveled road, ditching the age-long stance of neutrality and jumping into the 'ditch' with the people to fight oppression, right wrongs and or bring much-needed relief to the most ...

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Future of journalism with stiff competition from new media

March 2017 Online #MediaCareerQ&A   Steve Aborisade, Development and Human rights journalist, and¬† Coordinator Projekthope says¬† : Traditional media should dictate the pace rather than being followers The distinction between journalism and new media may be unhealthy and perhaps misplaced, for the future of journalism lies in new media formats. Perhaps we may ask how traditional media might remain r ...

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Talking to Africa: new book explores differences in PR Approaches in major African markets

A new e-book released this week, Talking to Africa: Considering Culture in Communications for a Complex Continent, argues that Communications and public relations in Africa are not a One-size-fits-all exercise. Mimi Kalinda, the author of Talking to Africa and Managing Director of Africommunications Group (ACG), a pan-African public relations company, leverages her experience over almost two decades in comm ...

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Media career enhancing NGOs journalists should know

For journalists seeking resources and programmes to enhance their career in 2017, below are some media Non Governmental Organisations to link up with. International Press Centre (IPC) The International Press Centre ‚Äď lPC, Lagos Nigeria is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and independent media resource centre which organises activities aimed at strengthening capacity and professionalism of the media and jo ...

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2016: Most-read media career resources to learn from

One of the main categories in www.mediacareerng.org is RESOURCES. The section is meant for useful ideas, advice and tools for journalists. Below are some of the most-read articles in the category in 2016 which every journalist and media career professional will find helpful for their career.   http://www.mediacareerng.org/2016/04/08/are-you-earning-what-youre-really-worth-in-journalism/ http://www.medi ...

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