By Ajen correspondent

What’s the story with AI, and what do journalism teachers and students need to know about it? Clear and simple answers can be found in a specially-tailored online course that launches on October 16.

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The 8-module professional certificate programme is divided into two courses. It requires between 3 and 5 hours a week. Titled “Media and Digital Policy in Africa”, it unpacks the fast-changing context for journalism.

“The course has been completely updated from its inception at Wits University five years ago,” says Prof Emeritus Guy Berger, one of the co-authors of the programme.

“From 26 September on, you can find free registration links on the websites of the two partner institutions involved, and people are encouraged to sign up early.”

The hosting partners are the department of journalism at the University of Stellenbosch and the Namibia Media Trust.

“The initiative continues to draw inspiration from the late media activist, Jeanette Minnie, who did so much to stimulate positive policies for journalism across sub-Saharan Africa”.