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Storylab Academy Will Support Newsrooms In 12 African Cities

Storylab Academy Will Support Newsrooms In 12 African Cities

by The Daily Eye Team June 14 2017, 1:59 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 37 secs

The training, in partnership with Google News Lab, will combine face-to-face mentorship and online tuition. Rewiring newsrooms for the digital age isn’t easy. Newsrooms are complex, fragile machines that struggle daily with the balance between churning out large quantities of content while striving to create journalistic perfection. You can seldom just flick a switch, or plug in new people and new systems. Real digital transformation is much messier, and involves reskilling people rather than wholesale replacement. That’s why Code for Africa (CfA) is partnering with Google News Lab and the World Bank’s Global Media Development Programme, to launch an intensive digital skills programme in 12 hub cities across Africa (see the full list of cities below).


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