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The ‘over’ and ‘more than’ debate

The bulk of my early journalistic training was through peer group humiliation. Any mistakes were announced publicly for all to hear. And they were lessons learnt for life.

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Join Media Helping Media on Kiva

If you use Kiva and don’t yet belong to a team, you are welcome to join the Media Helping Media team.

Journalism trainers at the Vietnam Journalists Association in Hanoi

Three common challenges facing journalism trainers

Getting buy-in from senior editors, selecting the right mix of participants, and ensuring training is relevant to the jobs of those attending the course. These are the three essential ingredients for successful media training.

Editors at NTV planning the format of the new show

Vietnamese to launch hyperlocal news show

The news team at NTV (Nghe An TV and Radio) has taken the first step in creating an hour-long breakfast news show using only existing resources.

NTV convergence story

Newsroom convergence plans spreading

It’s nice to see my newsroom convergence material being re-used, updated and put into practice, even if the author failed to mention the original source, as required under the spirit (and licence terms) of Creative Commons.

Tran Cường in the TV control room at DRT

Triple boost for Vietnamese regional TV station

TV viewers in the Dak Lak province of Vietnam are now enjoying a new breakfast news and current affairs show, devised three months ago and launched a month later.

The Vietnamese Journalists Association Training of Trainers Course

Transferring skills to improve journalism in Vietnam

The strategy is simple. Invite western experts to give lectures and run journalism workshops for local specialists who then make it their own and develop and deliver media training throughout Vietnam.

Journalists at NTV in Vinh, Nghe An during journalism production training

Journalists must explain stories, not just tell stories

Story development is an essential part of journalism. It involves editorial brainstorming to try to ensure that all significant angles are covered.

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A lesson in managing social media communities

Setting up an online community is fairly easy. It usually involves a few clicks. Within minutes you are up and running. But managing a community once it’s live is a totally different proposition.

Staff at Radio Goma in the DRC

Free media resources help African journalists

Volunteer journalists working at two radio stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have benefited from training modules created by Media Helping Media, downloaded and presented by a local trainer.