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Journalists from West Africa participate in a discussion about Ebola coverage at the Posner Center in Denver.

 

In the rush to report the news, well-meaning reporters sometimes may oversimplify or perhaps exaggerate reports about things that are taking place in the African continent. Many other questions abound on this subject but we’ll examine how journalists present African news to international audiences? What are the challenges involved with Africa reporting, and how do reporters and bloggers alike balance their reporting with the need to be fair and accurate.

Cases in point: Ebola, Somalia. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mail, Zimbabwe

Africa Agenda’s News and Blogger training is an opportunity to provide hand-one resources, tips, techniques and tools for would-be bloggers, journalists and writers to sharpen their focus as they report about a content as vast and dynamic as Africa. With plans to expand this topic under review, our inaugural classes, conferences will focus on the following areas:

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Africa Agenda founder and executive director, George Bamu leads a discussion about U.S. media coverage of the Ebola crisis at the Posner Center in Denver.
  • How to Write about Africa/How not to Write about Africa
  • Professional Blogging 101
  • The Ethics of Blogging/-Who is a Journalist?
  • 10 Ways U.S. reporters can better present African News
  • Top 5 Africa Stereotypes in the media
  • LinkedIn for Journalists and Bloggers
  • African Headline News in the era of Twitter and Facebook

These classes are taught by instructors with a high level of experience with the African continent.  Learn more

Classes are are offered onsite are our Posner Center for International Development offices in Denver. Please check this page for the exact course dates and time.