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Google Unveil Digital Journalism Program For Africa Journalists 2017

Google Unveil Digital Journalism Program For Africa Journalists is a supporting initiative program introduced by Code for Africa Digital Journalism Initiative and World Bank to train 6,000 African journalists within the next nine months according to Daniel Seiberg, Head, Training and Development at Google News Lab.

Google Unveil Digital Journalism Program For Africa Journalists 2017

According to Daniel Seiberg, he made this statement on Thursday 8th June 2017 in Lagos which states that the training would take place in 12 major African cities and will empower journalists in Africa by giving them the necessary support to better understand the web and how to use resources online.

“The cities include Abuja, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Casablanca, Dakar, Freetown, Dares Salaam, Kampala and Yaounde. Code For Africa is a data journalism and civic technology initiative operating across Africa that trains and supports journalists and civic activists to better understand and use web tools for news reporting and storytelling.

Training will take place in three formats and beginning from June 15, the in-person training sessions will be held in the cities mentioned above.

In each city, we will conduct trainings in three newsrooms and trainings will be held twice a month for the duration of the initiative.

Beginning from August, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be made freely available online, covering a range of web concepts and practices for digital journalists”.

Code For Africa is a data journalism and civic technology initiative operating across Africa that trains and supports journalists and civic activists to better understand and use web tools for news reporting and storytelling.

The Digital Journalism Program is set to be taken in three phase, which are;

  1. Beginning June 15, in-person training sessions will be held in the cities mentioned above. In each city, we will conduct training in 3 newsrooms and training will be held twice a month for the duration of the initiative.
  2. Beginning August, a massive open online course (MOOC) will be made freely available online, covering a range of web concepts and practices for digital journalists.
  3. We will also hold monthly study group meetups in collaboration with Hacks/Hackers to provide more focused, in-person instruction. Monthly meetings will take place in Cameroon, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

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