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USA: Wudan Yan talks about her experience covering COVID-19

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by The Coalition for Women in Journalism Wudan Yan is a Seattle-based journalist and has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic for different publications. She tells us that this is the fastest moving disaster she has ever covered. Her other work has involved reporting on environmental damage from palm oil and the Rohingya refugee crisis. We…

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Fact-checkers team up with social media influencers to combat misinformation in Nigeria

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by Hannah Ajakaiye, International Journalists’ Network The spread of misinformation around COVID-19 has demonstrated the power of social media platforms to give oxygen to misleading, potentially harmful news. This infodemic is especially glaring in Nigeria, where the use of social media alongside diminishing levels of trust in local media has fueled the spread of false…

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Learn the essential steps for successful magazine publishing

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Tackle the three main areas of magazine publishing—editing, management, and design—in the five-day Introduction to Magazine Publishing course. Bring your staff and allow everyone to learn the skills necessary to work well as a publisher, editor, or designer. As a team, you will learn how to work together to create an effective publishing plan—and an…

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Japan’s Publishing Industry Sees Higher Sales During Pandemic

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By Nippon A survey on the publishing industry conducted by the All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher’s and Editor’s Association’s Research Institute for Publications found that the estimated total sales for print and electronic publications in 2020 rose by 4.8% year on year to ¥1.6 trillion. The increase seems to reflect the greater amount of…

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Surprise your reader

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by Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial A great novel usually includes some element of surprise. The writer draws the reader along a path with setting and characters, and then suddenly an unexpected issue arises, or a character behaves in a way that surprises the reader. This element of surprise enhances the story and keeps the…

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How two Mexican media startups have survived the COVID-19 crisis

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by Sebastián Auyanet, International Journalists’ Network Digital media startups over the past year have dealt with major economic and societal challenges due to COVID-19. Two independent news sites in Mexico, Verificado.com.mx and La Verdad de Ciudad Juárez, have not only weathered the global health crisis — they’ve managed to grow their newsrooms thanks to well-defined,…

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Publishing during a pandemic: Finding new revenue streams

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By FIPP: The Network for Global Media As COVID-19 changes consumer behaviour, publishers have to go where the money is. With COVID-19 turning some revenue streams like ad sales and events into a trickle, publishers have been forced to reassess what the best ways are to fund their operations in the future. From ecommerce and…

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Pakistan: Taneer Ahmed talks about her experience covering COVID-19

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by The Coalition for Women in Journalism Dr. Taneer Ahmed is a Karachi-based health reporter for Samaa Digital. Ever since COVID-19 cases have surfaced in Pakistan, she has been keeping a close watch on the pandemic. We asked Taneer how she ensures the coverage of coronavirus to be factually correct in the midst of surplus…

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Vaccine gaslighting, mask falsehoods and fake cures dominate recent claims added to the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance Database

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False claims about vaccines made up a third of fact checks submitted to the database since the start of 2021. By Harrison Mantas, Poynter As world leaders and everyday citizens roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated against COVID-19, purveyors of falsehoods have turned to a new tactic — claiming those vaccinations were a hoax.…

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Registration for conference in Ghana coming soon

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Although registration for the MTI in Africa conference in Ghana hasn’t opened yet, you can sign up to join our mailing list specifically for information on the conference, and be one of the first to know when registration opens. We are looking for a conference location in Accra, but are still weighing the possibilities. Once…

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