Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Advances in African and Arab science journalism : capacity building and new newsroom structures through digital peer-to-peer support
Authors: Lublinski, Jan
Reichert, Inka
Denis, Augustin
Fleury, Jean-Marc
Labassi, Olfa
Spurk, Christoph
DOI: 10.1080/02560054.2014.919945
Published in: Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies
Volume(Issue): 35
Issue: 2
Pages: 4
Pages to: 22
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: University of Wisconsin Press
ISSN: 0256-0054
Language: English
Subjects: Mentoring; Digitalization; Science journalism; Quality
Subject (DDC): 070: News media, journalism and publishing
Abstract: Journalists who regularly cover science, health, environment and technology in Africa and the Arab world face a number of difficulties: Lack of elementary resources for journalistic research, and newsroom environments that are not always supportive of specialised reporting. Also a need for capacity to cover science is often bemoaned as well as difficulties in interactions between journalists and scientists. The evaluation of the world’s largest support initiative for science journalism in developing countries, the SjCOOP mentoring programme, shows that some of these problems can be mitigated through a variety of support programmes, especially ‘distance mentoring’. The article analyses ways of building capacity and offering general support with the help of ICTs. Organisational structures for specialised reporting in 40 newsrooms are compared. Cases of structural advancement and innovation for science journalism are discussed.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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