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“Online reporting: Telling Africa’s story on the web”, training in Kenya

Wednesday 11 May 2016, by SIGNIS

Nairobi, May, 10th, 2016 (CANAA). The Catholic News Agency for Africa (CANAA), is organizing a training on online reporting about Church activities in Africa. The training, held in Nairobi, brings together participants from 10 African countries, a mix of practicing news reporters and selected social communications students.

The training whose theme is “Online reporting: Telling Africa’s story on the web,” will see four facilitators actively involved in news writing and editing engage the expected 30 participants in a number of online news reporting topics.

Some of the topics to be presented at the four-day training include: the ingredients of news; news formats and building the story; content production for web-based media; web-based news management; telling the African story on the web; addressing an international audience; interviewing skills; the use of audio and video; writing leads, quotations, and transitions; feature writing as well as legal and ethical issues in online news reporting.

The training will also have input through a video conference on freelancing and the cultural style differences between African and American publications, to be facilitated by Middle East and Africa correspondent for Global Sisters Report (GSR), Melanie Lidman.

The training will take place at Don Bosco Youth Educational Services (DBYES) in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

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