Radio production training at the Media Resources and Training Centre (MRTC) Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Image by Media Helping Media.
Radio production training at the Media Resources and Training Centre (MRTC) Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Image by Media Helping Media.

Do you have any journalistic wisdom to share?

Have you written any training modules that might help journalists living and working in countries where journalism training is lacking?

Have you any wisdom to share that could help fledgling journalists starting off in their careers?

If so, would you be happy to donate them free-of-charge to be published on Media Helping Media?

For more than 20 years I have been involved in training journalists and media managers around the world.

After every session I would collect my training notes and write a short training module to share with those who were unable to attend the training.

I created this site, Media Helping Media, as a place to store that material.

Over the years colleagues have sent me training modules that they were willing to share, and now the site has hundreds of training resources that are all free to download and use.

Do you have any training modules you would be willing to donate?

In particular it would be great to have more how-to guides on:

    • AI (artificial intelligence)
    • Bias
    • Computer-assisted reporting (CAR)
    • Data journalism
    • Deep fakes
    • DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
    • Fact-checking
    • Fake news, misinformation, and disinformation
  • Investigative journalism
  • Revenue generation for media businesses

Articles about how to cover the following topics would also be welcome …

  • Sustainability and development
  • Climate change and global warming
  • Pandemics and health issues

And if you have any experiences that fit our editorial scenarios section we would like to hear from you.

So, if you have any wisdom – on these or any other topics – that you would be willing to donate please get in touch using the contact form and we can discuss your ideas.

It doesn’t have to be long and complicated. It could be a few paragraphs along with a series of bullet points. About 500 words will be fine, although more or less is fine too.

You don’t need to mention where the training took place, who was involved, and who organised it, but you can if you like. Please check with all involved first.

Links to any organisations associated with your training and who want to be mentioned are fine, if that is what they want.

And please include a few photos of the training to illustrate the piece.

You might want to check Media Helping Media to see if the topic you intend writing about has been covered before, but don’t worry if it has, we will check through all the existing content to make sure there isn’t any duplication.

Every article submitted will include a biography box with an image, text and links of your choosing (see my bio box below as an example).

An example of a biography box on Media Helping Media

We are not able to include any articles or text that promote a commercial product or subscription services. All tools suggested on Media Helping Media have to be free to access, download and use.

Media Helping Media is non-commercial. It has no financial backers. So we can’t pay for contributions, but your reward will be in seeing your work reaching a much wider audience and, hopefully, helping those who either can’t afford training or who have been overlooked when it comes to training needs assessments.

Media Helping Media is hosted by The Fojo Media Institute. The content is published under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence.  We use English English rather than American English.