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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.

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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.

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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.

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Free media training modules in Vietnamese

A dozen free training modules in Vietnamese are now available online for anyone to download and use for non-commercial purposes.

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Tài liệu huấn luyện tiếng Việt miễn phí về truyền thông

Bạn có thể lấy xuống mười hai tập huấn luyện bằng tiếng Việt để dùng cho mục đích phi thương mại. Dưới đây là hồ sơ dưới dạng pdf của các tài liệu của Media Helping Media (Truyền Thông Trợ Truyền Thông) và do Viện Fojo Media dịch. Những tài liệu này được cung cấp […]

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Vietnamese broadcasters adapting for a digital future

A number of Vietnamese regional broadcasters are preparing for the switch to digital, with the help of journalism trainers and media consultants enlisted by the Fojo Media Institute.

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Journalism training book in Vietnamese published

A booklet containing a dozen training modules for radio and television journalists has been produced in order to help those attending media workshops at a number of Vietnamese regional TV stations.

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Exiled media’s role in defending human rights

Is it possible for journalists to campaign on human rights issues and retain their editorial integrity? Are they able to remain objective and impartial when political change is viewed as essential?

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From cutting up newspapers to curating links

The story about the woman who collected boxes of old newspapers marking world events reminded me of the days before the internet when a journalist’s research depended on what they had filed away.

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How to publish an instant magazine from a live event

The new Flipboard magazine function is an amazing free tool that enables anyone to produce a tablet and smartphone record of an event, as it happens, by just tapping a finger.