CREATIVE BUSINESS/REVENUE IDEAS FOR NEWSMAKERS: Portugal workshop to guide news ‘bizdev’

  Lisbon, Portugal VIJAY SHAH   Founders, directors and business development personnel involved in the news and media worlds are being invited to a special two-day workshop in Portugal that will offer innovative business models and methods to enhance revenue … Continue reading CREATIVE BUSINESS/REVENUE IDEAS FOR NEWSMAKERS: Portugal workshop to guide news ‘bizdev’

IJNET: Mentoring clinic for MENA media startups launched

Amman – VIJAY SHAH via IFCJ Are you a #MENA journalist with a digital media startup? Apply to @IJNetArabic’s Mentoring Center to gain the skills and resources you need to move your project forward: https://t.co/K7PUle3xOY pic.twitter.com/7AfQoSkYGr — ICFJ (@ICFJ) May 28, 2018   The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet)’s Arabic division has launched a new service from its mentoring centre designed to help journalists in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region set up or further develop their media startups, the International Center for Journalists has reported. The year-long programme, aimed at entrepreneurs developing the next generation of technologically-rich Arabic … Continue reading IJNET: Mentoring clinic for MENA media startups launched

DENVER POST NEWSPAPER: Three senior staff walk out over staff and budget cuts

Denver – VIJAY SHAH via AP In a sign of the decline of print journalism in the face of the digital age, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reports that three senior executives of an American paper, the Denver Post, have left their positions in protest at recent cuts in staff and finances at the struggling local outlet. One is reported to have been a former owner of the newspaper, AP reports. The trimming of operational costs, along with the controversial reduction in staff numbers, was ordered by the Post’s New York-based owners, a hedge fund named Alden Global Capital. … Continue reading DENVER POST NEWSPAPER: Three senior staff walk out over staff and budget cuts

BBC DIVERSITY: Radio DJ claims he was sacked for being a white male

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via PressGazette The diversity policies of UK public broadcaster the BBC have come under scrutiny after a presenter for its Radio 4 service made a controversial claim he was dropped from his role to make more room for women and ethnic minority candidates, the Press Gazette reports. Radio host Jon Holmes, a journalist who has also written travel pieces for the Sunday Times paper, tweeted this week “Sad to announce I’ve been axed from @BBCNowShow as ‘we want to recast with more women and diversity’ Tsk. And I didn’t even punch a producer”. He made reference … Continue reading BBC DIVERSITY: Radio DJ claims he was sacked for being a white male

TURKEY COUP: Taraf journalists in ‘unfair’ trial

Istanbul, TURKEY VIJAY SHAH via Index on Citizenship Free expression advocate Index on Citizenship has launched a campaign this month to free several Turkish journalists who have been detained in the wake of the failed coup against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which took place in July with the loss of 250 lives. In the crackdown that followed, thousands of police officers, generals, military stuff and others have been fired, transferred and arrested as the Erdogan administration seeks to purge the country of coup plotters and supporters. On the 2nd September (this past Friday), the final leg of a trial involving … Continue reading TURKEY COUP: Taraf journalists in ‘unfair’ trial

BRIGHTON SEARCH ENGINE WORKSHOP: SEO by the seaside

Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via journalism.co.uk If you have ever been curious of the benefits and uses of search engine optimisation (and enjoy nibbling the occasional pizza slice along the way) then a special workshop being held by journalism news site and trainer journalism.co.uk alongside lecturer Adam Tinworth may help give you a taster. Search engine optimisation (SEO) is the technique of using selected keywords and tags to help make your article, website or blog more visible in search results in places like Google and Bing. While some blogging sites like WordPress provide SEO as standard, for many other providers, you … Continue reading BRIGHTON SEARCH ENGINE WORKSHOP: SEO by the seaside

ADVANCED ONLINE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: New short course by Journalism.co.uk

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via journalism.co.uk Journalists and students looking to maximise their newsgathering potential from online sources can now get involved in a special short course on advanced online research techniques organised and promoted by U.K. journalism news and skills website journalism.co.uk, the Half-Eaten Mind exclusively reports today. Online research is now an essential part of reporting in the technological age, whether it is to gather information on the history of a local pub, archives of older news articles or political speeches, or for factual research for a breaking news story. By widening their own knowledge on a given subject via the … Continue reading ADVANCED ONLINE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: New short course by Journalism.co.uk

ASEF: Journalism event on crisis reporting in November

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is launching a special event for journalists this November to explore and share best practice on reporting global crises. The 10th ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium on Crisis Reporting is being held in Luxembourg over three days from the 4-6 November 2014, according to a source with ASEF’s branch in Singapore. The colloquium is being organised in conjunction with the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM12), an important regional political meeting being held at the same time also in Luxembourg. A specially selected number of 25 practicing journalists from Asia and Europe to come together to discuss and learn different approaches, … Continue reading ASEF: Journalism event on crisis reporting in November

JOURNALISM APPRENTICESHIP: Editors, NCTJ to develop higher on-the-job journalist training

Britain‘s National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) reports that it is currently working with journalism employers from several newspapers and TV channels to develop a programme of higher apprenticeships for journalists to acquire news-writing skills on the job. Their plans were formally announced in a news release published on the council’s website this past Thursday (23 October 2014). The NCTJ along with selected employers had recently pitched their idea of a higher apprenticeship to the British government. Ministers there have now given the new qualification system the green light of approval in their efforts to tackle rising youth unemployment in the … Continue reading JOURNALISM APPRENTICESHIP: Editors, NCTJ to develop higher on-the-job journalist training