Science journalism in South Africa: social media is helping connect with new readers

Science journalism is about taking complex academic research and turning it into easy-to-read content that is still accurate. Aside from informing readers through evidence-based journalism, it aims to make the wider public curious about scientific research.

Inaugural cohort of journalists successfully complete SANEF Financial Journalism Fellowship

South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) congratulates the inaugural cohort of journalists who completed the Financial Journalism Fellowship, launched in partnership with Deloitte South Africa and administered by the Wits Centre for Journalism (WCJ).

Webinar: psychological first aid for first responders

On the back of a successful workshop on the subject, Prof Elana Newman of the University of Tulsa joined WCJ lecturer Dr Nechama Brodie for a follow-up discussion looking at psychological first aid for first responders in detail. In this webinar, she gives a variety of useful tips on how one can improve psychological first aid and mental resilience when faced with traumatic incidents.

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2024 African Fact-Checking Awards now open for entries

2024 African Fact-Checking Awards now open for entries

Now in its 11th year, the African Fact-Checking Awards is the longest-running awards programme celebrating fact-checking journalism in the African media. Entries for the 2024 awards are now open to journalists, journalism students and professional fact-checkers.

Webinar: psychological first aid for first responders

Webinar: psychological first aid for first responders

On the back of a successful workshop on the subject, Prof Elana Newman of the University of Tulsa joined WCJ lecturer Dr Nechama Brodie for a follow-up discussion looking at psychological first aid for first responders in detail. In this webinar, she gives a variety of useful tips on how one can improve psychological first aid and mental resilience when faced with traumatic incidents.