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The image of people working at the dump by Chrispen Tabvura for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and released under Creative Commons.

News sources, numbers and the ‘so what’ factor

Why two independent news sources are a must if our journalism is to inform the public debate, and how numbers can add the context to deliver the “so what?” factor.

Training at the MCZ image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

Zimbabwe community journalism via smartphones

Are you able to help fund a grassroots community journalism project in Zimbabwe?

Training course for provincial broadcasters in Vietnam. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

Strengthening broadcast journalism in Vietnam’s remotest regions

Provincial broadcasters in rural areas of Vietnam are sharing ideas in an effort to deal with declining audiences and to serve a generation that’s using smartphones more than TV.

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Getting started in photojournalism

The following are tips offered to a budding photojournalist who contacted Media Helping Media via our mentoring page asking for help in getting started in photojournalism.

training journalism students in the Philippines

The power of virtual mentoring and lecturing

A few days ago, between breakfast and lunch, I visited two countries in SE Asia and one in sub-saharan Africa, delivering lectures and offering media strategy support.

Journalism that informs, engages and empowers

Over the last few years I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful journalists at various regional TV and radio stations in Vietnam. As this phase of the project draws to a close, it’s time to reflect.

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Ethical dilemma scenarios for journalists

Is there an ethical dilemma that you have faced in your journalism career which you could write about for Media Helping Media in order to help others?

The Kigali conference - image courtesy of the Ethical Journalism Network

Media guidance for dealing with hate speech

The Ethical Journalism Network has published guidelines which it hopes will help journalists deal with hate speech in news stories.

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Essential first principles for convergence

The following are the essential elements for the introduction of a converged (integrated) newsroom strategy. All the following areas must be addressed for convergence to work properly.

The importance of asking searching questions

The job of the journalist is to question everything they are told. If we fail to ask the right questions we might end up presenting a superficial and shallow interpretation of events.