Dr Nancy Booker, Associate Professor and Dean at the Graduate School for Media and Communications at The Aga Khan University in Kenya, believes in constant flexibility amid major change in the media.
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Eswatini (Uneswa) is reviewing their journalism programme to make it focus more on journalism and media studies.
Registration is open for the free course on Media and Digital Policy in Africa, available to journalism educators and students on the continent.
Most smaller media houses have not adopted any tools or strategies around AI at all and this could leave them wide open to being left behind.
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.
The African Journalism Educators’ Network (Ajen) was formally founded at a round table meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, on August 28. Attended by over 50 journalism educators from various Sub-Saharan Africa countries, the round table meeting also adopted the network’s constitution
Individuals and news organisations should experiment with AI, but in a carefully supervised way, Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, told the round table of the African Journalistm Educators’ Network in Kigali.
Sisanda Nkoala, senior lecturer in the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Media Department, believes in a purpose-driven life.
Former Unesco director of the division of freedom of expression and media development, Prof Guy Berger, has urged African journalism educators to connect with each other and relevant stakeholders in order to increase their social capital.
The Unesco project on Excellence in Journalism Education in Africa has selected 10 proposals for funding. The 10 were among 53 proposals from 23 countries from all five regions of the continent. They will each receive $15 500.