African Journalism Educators’ Network

African Journalism Educators’ Network

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We are excited to announce that our website has been relocated. You can now find us at ajenafrica.com. Please visit us for the latest updates, news, and information. Thank you for your continued support! Please note that this page is no longer being updated.

AJENda is the newsletter of the African Journalism Educators’ Network, which was founded to create a community of journalism educators and practitioners across Africa.

Produced by Fojo Media Institute and Wits Journalism, AJENda aims to facilitate networking and information exchange between journalism educators on the continent.

AJENda publishes articles, a list of opportunities and sends out a monthly newsletter to keep colleagues aware of changes to the journalism landscape in Africa from an academic, research and practical point of view.

The network and newsletter are funded by Sida, the Swedish development agency, through the Consortium for Human Rights and Media.

Sign-up for our newsletter to get news, updates and access to opportunities for journalism educators. Register here

 

RECENT POSTS

Meet Your Colleague: Gillian Jones

Meet Your Colleague: Gillian Jones

Born and bred in Johannesburg, Gillian Jones brings over two decades of experience in journalism to her role as a financial journalism lecturer at the Wits Centre for Journalism. 

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EACA to deliberate on the ‘global dialogue on media and communication’

EACA to deliberate on the ‘global dialogue on media and communication’

Media and communication academics from East Africa and other parts of the world will converge at the University of Dar es Salaam for the 14th edition of the East African Communication Association (EACA) conference on 28-30 August, this year. The delegates will meet under the theme Africa and the Global Dialogue on Media and Communication, said the conference organisers.

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Truths through the lens: The importance of photojournalism in Africa

Truths through the lens: The importance of photojournalism in Africa

Photojournalism in Africa has evolved due to technology, media changes, and societal shifts. Despite this, it remains a potent medium, capturing moments succinctly. AJENda interviewed Leon Sadiki, a photography mentor at WCJ, discussing the significance of photojournalism in the digital age and its role in shaping future African visual storytellers.

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New Publications

New Publications

Explore our March list of new publications that highlight a variety of aspects related to the African communications research community. From establishing common understandings of 21st-century skills assessment in East Africa to examining how individuals involved in the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria utilised social media for information acquisition and coordination.

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Media regulation in the spotlight in Cape Town

Media regulation in the spotlight in Cape Town

Press ombuds from all over the world under the Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors (ONO) will hold a conference in Cape Town on May 16-17 to discuss various issues concerning media regulation around the globe.

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On CITE: Pioneering digital journalism and AI in Zimbabwe

On CITE: Pioneering digital journalism and AI in Zimbabwe

In the dynamic landscape of media, the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CITE) founded in 2016 by seasoned journalist Zenzele Ndebele in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe stands out as a trailblazer, leveraging technology to tell stories that resonate with diverse audiences.

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AwiM conference adopts declaration on media and gender violence

Delegates at the recent annual African Women in Media (AWiM) conference adopted the Kigali Declaration on Gender Violence in and through the Media. The declaration calls for gender-ethical reporting, non-discriminatory coverage, as well as training and other measures to support these aims.  

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We welcome news items, tips and contributions. For more information please get in touch with us at ajenda.journo@gmail.com. 

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