First phase (2012-2014)

The training was conducted at Jozi FM from 28th October to 1st November 2013 by Jacob Ntshangase and Kanyi Mkonza. Seven participants in total, ranging from interns, news reporters as well as a senior programme producer in the station, participated in the training. The group was well balanced with two males and five females. 

Local Radio

Jozi FM

FM 105.8 - More than just radio

Correspondents network and ICTs for programming, editorial and diffusion at Jozi FM
Correspondents network and ICTs for programming, editorial and diffusion at Jozi FM
Correspondents network and ICTs for programming, editorial and diffusion at Jozi FM

The workshop established a network of correspondents for Jozi FM and allowed the correspondents to acquired skills such as reporting local news, interviewing techniques, documentary reporting, gathering of testimonies, code of ethics and self-regulation and use of ICTs for gathering, reporting and editorial purposes. 

The training had both theoretical and practical components to it, using a participatory methodology. Practical activities enabled the participants to find their way around tools they were not familiar with and share best practices. Hands-on exercises resulted into several personal blogs and strategies to integrate social media and ICTs into different radio programmes, such as Twitter and Facebook pages. 

Objectives

  • To impart knowledge on technical online platforms that support information delivery as well as communication with and from the radio station, linking FM broadcasting, mobile telephony, internet, the Web, social media etc.
  • Training the radio in the use of internet applications for programming and editorial work including information archiving as well as broadcasting and delivery;
  • Provide training in the production in the use of pictures and graphics
  • Establishing a network of local correspondents for Jozi FM.
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