Join the 2024 WCJ financial journalism short course

Join the 2024 WCJ financial journalism short course

More than ever, we need well-trained financial journalists able to think critically about the issues we face, to serve as watchdogs for the wider public and to make sense of complex events that shape our economies and livelihoods.

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.

WCJ hosts workshop on psychological first aid for first responders

WCJ hosts workshop on psychological first aid for first responders

In one of the first integrated workshops of its kind, the Wits Centre for Journalism (WCJ) hosted a training session for journalists, justice officials and emergency workers from across Gauteng, looking to impart skills that can help first responders improve mental resilience during and in the wake of traumatic incidents. 

Revenue Generation for African Newsrooms

Revenue Generation for African Newsrooms

The Wits Centre for Journalism, fraycollege, the Media Development Investment Fund and the Sustainable Journalism Partnership recently hosted an online workshop looking at Revenue Generation for African Newsrooms. The workshop featured speakers Lars Tallert – speaking on sustainability; Adedeji Adekunle – speaking on innovation; and Des Latham – speaking on revenue generation strategies.