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February 01 2010

mediahelpingmedia
19:02

Request for a training module - can you help?

Media Helping Media has received a request from a journalist in a Middle East country for a training module on how to operate in a war zone where there are political pressures. Looking for anyone who has written anything along these lines that they would be willing to share, or someone who could write a module to meet this need. The module would be stored in the site’s training section, with the other training modules. If you are able to help, please contact Media Helping Media and let us know. Thanks

January 27 2010

mediahelpingmedia
12:47

10 tips for spotting a news story

How do journalists spot a good story? What are the tell tale signs that distinguish fact from fiction? How do you know when you are on the right track? Journalist Jaldeep Katwala offers his top ten tips.

Please add your own tips as comments or join the discussion on the Media Helping Media Facebook Group. We will add the best tips to this piece. Let's see if we can reach 50 tips. Also, add your name so we can attribute the comments.

Reposted bySriLankaMediaWatch SriLankaMediaWatch

January 24 2010

mediahelpingmedia
09:50

Tips for fledgling news organisations wanting to be more effective

Free tips on setting out a content strategy, identifying and serving a target audience and creating a financially sustainable media operation.

January 19 2010

mediahelpingmedia
09:12

Becoming a global media brand in 100 minutes

Anyone can be a global broadcaster and publisher in less than two hours using free tools that can be downloaded and activated in minutes. The following six steps offer a deliberately simplistic take on what is involved.

January 18 2010

mediahelpingmedia
12:41

10 tips for interviewing politicians

MicrophoneThere is a fine art to interviewing politicians. You need to understand their motivation, realise they will have a script, not allow them to complicate matters, refuse to be sidetracked, retain an open mind, know your subject, avoid a slanging match, and remember that you are only there to uncover information to inform the public debate.

mediahelpingmedia
09:18

How to help journalists in Haiti

A Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) initiative. @HelpJournalists
mediahelpingmedia
08:32

Editorial ethics for Twitter journalists

ethicsEditorial ethics of balance, impartiality, fairness and accuracy are at the heart of all good journalism. Without ethics some so-called journalists will be pumping out PR and propaganda. This module looks at journalistic ethics for the social networking world.

mediahelpingmedia
07:51

Rebuilding the media in Haiti

It is impossible to locate survivors, organise relief and distribute aid without reliable news and information being relayed by functioning news media. The major relief operation being mounted by the international community in Haiti requires a similar effort on the part of the international media, which have a vital role to play.

But the Haitian press has been devastated by the earthquake.

Reporters Without Borders therefore intends to set up a centre of operations for Haitian journalists in Port-au-Prince in order to enable them to cover the situation and thereby assist the process of providing assistance to the population.


mediahelpingmedia
00:22

London protest for jailed Baku bloggers

On January 22nd, at 1 p.m, protest in front of Azerbaijani Embassy in London part of a series across the world calling for the freedom of the "Donkey Bloggers".
mediahelpingmedia
00:18

How to set up a converged news operation

This module covers the editorial disciplines, workflows and technical systems needed for a news organisation to be able to exploit its content on multiple platforms (devices) in order to broaden its reach (increase audience) and tap into new revenue streams (financial sustainability). 
mediahelpingmedia
00:14

South Asian media academy planned

Plans are at an advanced stage for the setting up of a "state of the art training facility" in Bangladesh which aims to produce "honest, courageous, energetic, passionate and skilled media professionals" operating throughout South Asia. More

January 17 2010

mediahelpingmedia
21:03

London protest for jailed Baku bloggers

On January 22nd, at 1 p.m, protest in front of Azerbaijani Embassy in London part of a series across the world calling for the freedom of the "Donkey Bloggers" more

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19:50
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Maria Eismont director Russian independent Media Programme for the New Eurasia Foundation talks about the health of independent newspapers across the Russian Federation. Click here for more.
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19:48
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Charles Maynes, programme officer for the Foundation for Independent Radio (FNR), talks about the state of independent radio across the Russian Federation. Click here for more.
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19:46
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Vitaliy Moroz, Head of New Media, Internews Ukraine, talks about the group of journalists and bloggers brought together by the MediaNext programme. MediaNext aims to improve the knowledge, understanding and practical application of new media and social networking tooks in Ukraine. Moroz was speaking before the second talk about the changing audience behaviour that is forcing many media organisations to consider new ways of working. He was asked what he thought the group could achieve. Click here for more.
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19:43
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An Afghan publisher and editor, who lost an eye as a result of a suicide bombing incident, says legal issue, security and corruption are the biggest obstacles to media freedom in the country, not personal risk. Mohammad Faheem Dashty says the countrys journalist remain determined to seek out the truth and inform the public. Dashty says despite his own injuries, there are many other countries where journalists face greater personal risk. Click here for more.
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19:41
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An Afghan publisher and editor, who lost an eye as a result of a suicide bombing incident, says legal issue, security and corruption are the biggest obstacles to media freedom in the country, not personal risk. Mohammad Faheem Dashty says the country's journalists remain determined to seek out the truth and inform the public. Click here for more.
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19:38
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Shahidul Alam says the media academy he plans to create in Dhaka will offer South Asian journalists new opportunities and will produce media leaders of the future. Alam, principal of the Pathshala South Asian Institute of Photography and managing director of the Drik Picture Library, says the media academy is a long-term project. Click here for more information about the academy.
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19:37
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Shahidul Alam, principal of the Pathshala South Asian Institute of Photography and managing director of the Drik Picture Library, says the media academy he is creating in Dhaka will concentrate on offering training in the basics of journalistic excellence to be put into practice in Bangladesh and the wider South Asia region. Click here for more information about the academy.
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19:36
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Shahidul Alam says that an important part of the media academy he plans to set up in Dhaka will be to prepare journalists to inform the public debate in Bagladesh and throughout the South Asia region. Alam is the principal of the Pathshala South Asian Institute of Photography and managing director of the Drik Picture Library. Click here for more information about the academy.
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