Wanted, your media know-how

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Slide by David Brewer released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Sharing your media knowledge

Have you got any journalism expertise that you are willing to share with others?

If you are a journalist, media manager, or media trainer, and have some tips to share, please consider submitting a training module to Media Helping Media so that journalists worldwide can benefit from your experience.

We have a growing collection of free tips and tutorials on the site which are regularly copied, translated, and shared worldwide.

For example, our basic journalism training section is particularly well used. And in February 2020 we were told that our editorial scenarios are forming the basis for journalism training courses in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Rwanda.

Transferring skills and building capacity

In many countries, journalists and media managers are using the modules from Media Helping Media to train their staff and set up media training centres. And you can be part of it.

It’s all about sharing ideas, giving away tips, transferring skills, and building the capacity of journalists in countries where the media is still developing.

Anyone can pitch in, and it’s not a one-way street. Training modules written by those who’ve traditionally been on the receiving end of media development are welcome too.

Available for all to use

All the material on this site is available under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence, which means it can be shared, adapted, improved and reproduced for non-commercial purposes as long as the author and source is credited.

If you think you have something you would like to contribute, please do the following.

  • First check whether the module you intend to write has been covered before. You can do this by using the site’s search box.
  • If the topic has not been covered, or if it has and you feel you have more to add, please send us an outline of the idea using the Contact Us form.
  • Please add a short biography and include a picture of yourself with any links you would like to your website, blog, or social network site so we can create an information box about you to place at the foot of the article.

And that’s it. We will consider the idea and respond. The more people who are willing to share ideas the richer this site’s resources will become and the more benefit it will be to the media and journalists in need.

Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

All the content on Media Helping Media is shared in the spirit of Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.

This means that anyone is free to reproduce and improve the material on the site on the condition that:

a) what is created is used for non-commercial purposes (you can’t make money out of it),
b) whatever is produced is published under the same Creative Commons licence,
c) that attribution to the original source material is given.

Media Helping Media is unable to pay for contributions, all material published on the site is donated free of charge.

David Brewer
The author of this piece, David Brewer, is the founder and editor of Media Helping Media. David has worked as a journalist and manager in print, broadcast, and online. He was the managing editor of BBC News Online when the site launched, the managing editor of CNN.com International EMEA setting out the editorial proposition, hiring staff and overseeing the launch, the managing editor for the launch of CNN Arabic in Dubai, and a launch consultant for Al Jazeera English in Qatar. He has spent many years delivering journalism training worldwide, mainly in transition and post-conflict countries. He is currently mentoring journalists and editors of refugee and exiled media and helping train journalists in countries where the media is still developing.