University of the Witwatersrand
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date_range Starts on August 19, 2019
event_note End date September 16, 2019
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assignment Level : Introductive
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verified_user Fee-based Certificate
timer 8 hours in total

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Media is a powerful tool for promoting social justice. If you are an activist involved in promoting or advocating for a social cause, this course will provide you with valuable information and guidance.
 
The course will help you to identify and pitch a newsworthy story, select appropriate media for publicising your story; and assess the impact of your story. The course also addresses working in an ethical way as both an activist and citizen journalist.

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Syllabus

You will learn to:
  • Identify newsworthy issues
  • Define the limits and possibilities of different mobile platforms and tools
  • Identify an appropriate strategy and platform/tool to reach a defined target audience
  • Apply ethical and safe media practices
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Intructors

Paul McNally
Director, Citizen Justice Network
Wits University

Boikaego Seadira
Development communication lecturer, Wits Journalism and Media
Wits University

Susan Stos
Journalist and Ethics Lecturer
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Zandile Mashaba
Project Coordinator, Citizen Justice Network
Wits University

Gladys Matasane
Editorial Assistant, Citizen Justice Network
Wits University

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The University of the Witwatersrand is a South African academic institution located in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, in the historic Witwatersrand region. The university is nicknamed "Wits". It is the largest and most prestigious university in South Africa.

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