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Facebook partners with Kenya’s Aga Khan University to sharpen journalists digital skills

Category : Business | Sub Category : | Posted on: 2019-12-12 18:10:44


Facebook partners with Kenya’s Aga Khan University to sharpen journalists digital skills

Giant Social media Facebook has partnered with Aga Khan University in Kenya to train local journalists with digital skills. The training that is to take six months will be focused to sharpen the reporting skills of journalists.

Graduate School of Media Communication(GSMC)  dean Alex Awiti said that their partnership with Facebook will redefine citizen journalism where Kenyans will have the opportunity to tell their real-life stories using smartphones to capture video content.

Dr Awiti said that mobile journalism was a growing form of new media and it was future, owing to its affordable and portability nature.  He added that they were excited to launch that Programme with Facebook.

Facebook journalism training 

In what appears as a major shake in the mainstream media, Facebook plans to hire journalists whose stories will appear in a section called the “news tab” which will be separate from the traditional news feed posted by Facebook users. 

The giant social media initiated its plans of hiring professional journalists to deliver news rather than relying on algorithms on August. Journalists will be trained to sort fact from fiction on social media platforms.

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