Mediaweb: Resources NewsThis is Mediaweb's news RSS feedhttp://www.mediaweb.co.za/FileAssets/NewsCast/1895/IMG-3580-2.PNGMedia Webhttp://www.mediaweb.co.za/Default.aspxMedia Web RSS Feed.http://www.mediaweb.co.za2022/01/252022/01/25Diversity And Inclusion: Resources For JournalistsWe have compiled a list of resources that are in support of the shift towards diversity and inclusion within journalism.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Diversity-And-Inclusion-Resources-For-Journalists18952021/02/11 12:00:00 AMPOPI ExplainedThe new POPI law is a work in progress. In South Africa we have the Constitutional right to privacy and the POPI Act is the vehicle to deliver this right. Each of us are meant to benefit from this Act which offers us some control over those who use our information.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/POPI-Explained18922020/08/16 12:00:00 AMHow to get over your writer’s blockYou’re staring at a blank page. Your cursor blinks, anxious for you to put it to work. Your desk is tidy; and so is the kitchen, bathroom and lounge. You’re surrounded by mind maps and detailed planning. But you can’t write.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/How-to-get-over-your-writer-s-block17462015/11/25 12:00:00 AMCovering natural disasters? Here's some adviceFloods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis are not just geologic processes — they also reveal social, economic and political mismanagement in societies that are affected, making investigations during disasters more important.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Covering-natural-disasters-Here-s-some-advice-117492015/11/11 12:00:00 AM7 in 1 blow: The 1 trick that hones your writing in 7 waysQ: What is the fastest way to improve my writing? A: Get another writer to be your critic. It’s that simple. To many writers “critic” smacks of a dirty word. To most of the (few) writers whose work you read with a lilt in your soul, it’s the secret potion.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/7-in-1-blow-The-1-trick-that-hones-your-writing-in-7-ways17262015/11/09 12:00:00 AMThe Data Journalism HandbookWhen you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/The-Data-Journalism-Handbook17122015/11/03 12:00:00 AMA Digital Guide to Tracking CorruptionA digital handbook designed to help investigative journalists track corruption across borders was introduced November 22 at the European Investigative Journalism Conference in Brussels.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/A-Digital-Guide-to-Tracking-Corruption17062015/11/02 12:00:00 AMFree training resources to the public - thank you BBC!The BBC's College of Journalism made a slew of videos and guides - initially created to train its own journalists - available to reporters worldwide for free.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Free-training-resources-to-the-public-thank-you-BBC-17032015/11/01 12:00:00 AMA journalist's guide to reporting research findingsThis practical guide is for journalists and editors passionate about development issues, who see the value of publishing stories based on development research findings.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/A-journalist-s-guide-to-reporting-research-findings17042015/11/01 12:00:00 AMCPJ Journalist Security GuideThe Journalist Security Guide from The Committee to Protect Journalists offers a comprehensive web-based guide that focuses on all elements of safety and response in situations that the media may find themselves in.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/CPJ-Journalist-Security-Guide17112015/11/01 12:00:00 AMHow to get started with data journalismThere is no such thing as a data journalist. But you do get journalists who work with data, however. The fundamentals of journalism have not changed with the introduction of data, analysis and interactive visualisation. Likewise, the core elements of the profession – discovering, reporting and disseminating news – remain intact.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/How-to-get-started-with-data-journalism17222015/11/01 12:00:00 AMSaving your sourcesGood sources are the foundation of a good story. That’s why it’s vital that journalists keep comprehensive lists of both their used contacts and potential sources. Hard copy source lists are often seen as the reporter’s bible, while social media platforms and online lists have become indispensable resources too.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Saving-your-sources17002015/10/28 12:00:00 AMSafer JournoSaferJourno is a free and open-source curriculum guide for media trainers who teach students, professionals and peers digital safety and online security.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Safer-Journo17142015/10/26 12:00:00 AMPress release mistakes you might be makingInstead of looking at how to craft the perfect press release, Remy Raitt looks at things to avoid. These are common mistakes that can be easily overlooked, so read on to ensure you’re not committing any of press release faux pas.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Press-release-mistakes-you-might-be-making16822015/10/20 12:00:00 AMInformation Security for JournalistsThis handbook is a very important practical tool for journalists and it is of particular importance to investigative reporters. For the first time journalists are now aware that virtually every electronic communication we make or receive is being recorded, stored and subject to analysis and action.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/Information-Security-for-Journalists17132015/10/01 12:00:00 AMAP StylebookThe Associated Press have released the 2015 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, which includes about 300 new or revised entries.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/AP-Stylebook17152015/05/27 12:00:00 AM11 smart habits to improve your digital storytellingThe themes discussed include new reporting methods for smartphones, the challenges of culture change for newsroom leaders, and how journalists need to stop writing for other journalists and start writing for the Web.]]>http://www.mediaweb.co.za/article/11-smart-habits-to-improve-your-digital-storytelling17092013/07/09 12:00:00 AM