Reporting on climate change can do more to articulate the scale and urgency of the climate challenge facing humanity in a way that promotes coherent, solutions-driven action
By Enock Sithole If there was a personification of the combination of academic and professional knowledge in journalism, it would be Professor Anton Harber. Harber worked extensively in professional media before joining academia in 2001 to pioneer the establishment of...
Kenyan journalist Tom Odula took top honours at the inaugural WCJ / AIJC African Investigative Journalist of the Year Award, with South Africa’s Dewald van Rensburg runner-up.
A new partnership between the WCJ and climateXchange is poised to reshape the landscape of climate journalism by infusing it with depth, relatability, and solutions with local perspectives and impact.
Young content creators across Global South invited to apply for exciting opportunity from CNN Academy
[PRESS RELEASE] The CNN Academy is looking for 15 driven young journalists across the Global South who are dedicated to shedding light on the profound effects of climate change within their home countries. The selected climate storytellers will attend a comprehensive...
The Wits Centre for Journalism is delighted to announce the appointment of veteran media professional Chris Kabwato. Kabwato takes on the role of partnerships and fundraising coordinator to deepen the WCJ’s engagement with stakeholders across the continent and globally.
Misinformation and disinformation are not only a threat to democracy, but a direct threat to the sustainability of credible news media, say media watchdog groups during a panel discussion on mis- and disinformation in Africa at the recent Jamfest conference.
Media publications are adapting to a new media landscape by creating business models that are sustainable, innovative, and inclusive. A panel discussion held at the recent Jamfest conference looked at media sustainability on the continent.
By Franz Krüger: The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) turns 30 this year: for this child of South Africa’s broadcasting reform moment in the mid-1990s, there is much to be proud of. Broadcasting itself goes back to the early 1920s in South Africa, and the 100th birthday is now around the corner. But the arrival of democracy changed the sector dramatically.
In the latest WCJ Webinar, investigative journalist and editor Beauregard Tromp has a fascinating and important conversation with Tessa Dooms and Lynsey Ebony Chutel about their newly published book Coloured: how classification became culture.
By Kemiso Wessie: Podcasts are an excellent way to stay up-to-date with current affairs and the discourse around them. Here are five African podcasts that offer conversational style insight and interviews into the realities of life in Africa.
AI Ethics in Africa: WCJ postdoctoral fellow Dr Job Mwaura awarded prestigious African Peace Network Fellowship
Postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Centre for Journalism, Dr Job Mwaura, has been awarded the prestigious African Peace Network Individual Research Fellowship (APN-IRF) by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), based in New York.