Webinars

Rural Radio and COVID-19 with Jefferson Massah

Radio journalists have a special relationship with their audiences across Africa—a trust that is especially important in spreading accurate health and safety information through reporting, talk shows, social media and even jingles. 

Jefferson Massah is part of Liberia Media Development’s core team of mentors, which is training and advising journalists at 30 community radio stations across the country on reporting on COVID-19. In this hour-long webinar, Jefferson shares his insight on reporting on the COVID-19 and Ebola crises in his country, from sourcing vetted scientific information to mentoring colleagues in rural communities. 

Of course, the challenges and opportunities will continue well beyond these weeks of lockdown and fear: Jefferson also shares his thoughts on the changing roles of farm radio and agricultural journalism guilds as farming grows more intensive. 

Beat the Boredom: Finding New Approaches to Old Stories with Steve Werblow

Curiosity about coronavirus, travel restrictions, and the usual challenge that some topics need to be covered again and again…it’s never been more important to come up with fresh approaches to stories. In this hour-long webinar, American freelancer Steve Werblow shares tips on developing new angles and structures for articles.

The Isolated Office with Lindi Botha and Lloyd Phillips

With Coronavirus-inspired lockdowns forcing more people than ever to join the growing ranks of work-at-home journalists, now is the perfect time for IFAJ’s new webinar, “The Isolated Office: Blessing or Curse?”

Lindi Botha—winner of the 2019 IFAJ Star Prize for Writing—and fellow award-winning journalist Lloyd Phillips share their insights and experiences from their own remote home offices in South Africa. Get their perspectives on work-at-home challenges for morning people and night owls alike, from staying in the loop on office happenings to maintaining your energy, avoiding distractions, and staving off “cabin fever.”

 

Photography with Janice Thoroughgood

Our presenter, Janice Thoroughgood of Canada, is an accomplished graphic designer and art director, and has served as a photo judge for the IFAJ Star Prize for Photography. Janice will share her insight on what makes a photo great…and how to turn good photos into great ones.