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Title:New perspectives on strengthening science journalism in developing countries: approach and first results of the 'SjCOOP' mentoring project
Authors:Mbarga, Gervais
Lublinski, Jan
Fleury, Jean-Marc
Year:2012
Periodical:Journal of African Media Studies (ISSN 1751-7974)
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:157-172
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:journalism
science
vocational education
educational cooperation
on-the-job training
Abstract:Many different educational and training sessions focusing on science journalism have been offered to journalists in Africa in the past decades. However, there is still insufficient quality reporting on health, environment, technology and science. The authors propose a new, flexible and needs-oriented concept for the professionalization of journalists. Its main elements are peer-to-peer mentoring and building of professional associations using online tools for training, networking and journalistic research, a combination of approaches and an in situ delivery. It has been put into practice through the Science Journalism Cooperation (SjCOOP) project in Africa and in the Middle East. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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