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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.

editing for the web - image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

Managing a news website with limited resources

I wrote this for a TV station I am working with in Vietnam and thought it worth sharing with others who might be in a similar position. Just a few tricks for doing more with less.

Image by Christopher Pollard released under Creative Commons

Making the most out of audio/video assets

Are you getting the maximum benefit from the TV and radio packages you produce, or are they just broadcast, archived and forgotten?

Image of hear, speak and see no evil by François Rejeté and released under Creative Commons

Why journalists must listen, ask and watch

It’s essential for journalists to question, observe, listen and interpret what they discover. They must find out what’s behind what’s known. It’s the difference between journalism and public relations.

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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.

Orwell Flipboard magazine cover

What would Orwell have made of Flipboard?

How does Flipboard, which I found superb for creating a live event magazine in April, perform for longer-term content curation projects? I’ve recruited George Orwell to find out.

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.