AMDF Announces Peace Journalism Project Scale-Up In Visit To District Heads In Kaduna

By Hannatu Musa Mato Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) visited the District Head of Doka, Alh. Bala Mohammed Tijjani (Bunun Zazzau) and the District Head of Kufana, Mr. Titus Dauda (Marafan Adara), on its Peace Journalism project. AMDF in February 2017 introduced the peace journalism project which trained 10 journalists to adequately report issues of…

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AMDF Congratulates Oladeinde For His Selection Into Climate Reporting Fellowship

By Hannatu Musa Mato Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) congratulates Oladeinde Olawoyin, for his selection, alongside 11 others from African countries, to participate in the Climate Tracker’s Investigative Journalism Fellowship. Three others are Nigerian journalists including two reporters of International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Niyi Oyedeji and Amos Abba, as well as a former…

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Singapore’s Viddsee Is Creating A Niche In Short Video Production — IJnet

By Peter Guest When Singaporeans Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan built their first internet TV platform a decade ago, the iPad was still a year away and Netflix had yet to break out of the U.S. Over the intervening years, the internet has fundamentally disrupted how video content is produced, distributed and consumed, from the proliferation of on-demand TV platforms to YouTube’s…

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Using Visual Storytelling Tools, Oxpeckers Investigation Incorporates Multimedia Elements

Digital models of publishing and presenting stories have led to the creation of new platforms that help journalists take full advantage of interactive content and storytelling forms. In journalism today, good writing alone is no longer enough. Storytelling must be visually compelling as well as interactive, a lesson that the Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism incorporated…

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Storytelling Techniques For Audio Journalists

From radio documentaries to narrative podcasts, the art of audio storytelling  can be complicated and confusing — not just for beginners, but also experienced journalists. IJNet spoke to two producers of narrative podcasts about key storytelling skills, from finding the best stories to tell using audio to recording natural narration. Hebah Fisher is the co-founder…

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Interviews with digital entrepreneurs reveal tips for media startups

Digiday has a weekly podcast about the business of digital media, and two recent interviews with founders of startups had nuggets of wisdom applicable to any media startup. Digiday’s editor-in-chief, Brian Morissey, interviewed The Business of Fashion‘s Imran Amed about its move to a subscription model, and the founders of TheSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, about how they…

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