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  • ADVANCED INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM (Running 5 days)
    08:45 -16:00
    06-07-17

    Who to Contact : Gugu Ndaba ( gugun@iaj.org.za) or Maki Mathe ( dimakatsom@iaj.org.za)
    Area of Concern: All Platforms
    Investigative Journalism has the power to uncover and challenge corruption, injustive and criminal activities.

    Who should attend: The workshop will improve the investigations skills of journalists from newspapers, magazines and internet publications.

    Good investigative journalism has the power to uncover and challenge corruption, injustice and criminal activities. It can turn the tide of opinion, overthrow regimes, it can literally change the world.
    Join the fine tradition of South African investigative journalism!
    The practical, insightful course will cover how to:
    • Pitch your stories to your editor;
    • Identify and mapping key sources;
    • Gauge the value of your sources;
    • Conduct forensic interviews;
    • Manage vulnerable sources and journalistic ethics;
    • Mine new media for information;
    • Reconstruct and create a paper trail;
    • Understand the numbers and make them easy for your audience;
    • Cut through the spin; and,
    • Write up the investigation to captivate your audience.

    The approach for this course will be facilitated adult learning, guided by an experienced IAJ facilitator who is a veteran investigative journalist. This Outcomes-Based Education methodology is interactive, hands-on, based on real case studies and is designed to produce practical skills.

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  • CREATIVE WRITING AND EDITING FOR CORPORATE PUBLICATIONS (Running days 5)
    08:45 -16:00
    17-07-17-21-07-17

    Who to Contact : Maki Mathe ( dimakatsom@iaj.org.za) or Gugu Ndaba ( gugun@iaj.org.za)
    Area of Concern: All Platforms
    CANDIDATES: This highly practical course is a must for all professionals interested in writing for corporate publications. This includes everyone from directors to media liaison personnel in public and private sectors and civil society organisations.

    Professionals writing for corporate publications and those who put together in-house newsletters, will be coached on how to write specifically for their niche markets, while also learning how to transform often dry in-house material into vibrant organisational tools.
    Participants will be asked to bring their corporate newsletters and in-house publications to the workshop for analysis, and will be given assignments to work on during the course of the programme.

    Key areas of focus include:
    • Developing a keen ‘nose for news’ within a corporate environment
    • Simple methods to brainstorm ideas
    • Finding a story – even within the most technical or complex of issues
    • Effective research techniques
    • Targeted interviewing skills
    • The ‘human’ component
    • Colour writing skills
    • Corporate profiles: the people behind the issues
    • Structuring articles for maximum effect
    • Editing techniques

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  • REPORTING ON POWER LINES AND THE ENERGY CRISIS (Running days 3)
    08:45 -16:00
    25-07-17-27-07-17

    Who to Contact : Maki Mathe ( dimakatsom@iaj.org.za) or Gugu Ndaba ( gugun@iaj.org.za)
    Area of Concern: All Platforms
    Understand the politics, pricing and technologies around energy.

    This workshop is designed for journalists who cover all kinds of issues relating to electricity. The politics, pricing and technologies around power is becoming increasingly contentious and complex to report. A good understanding of generation, the politics, the pressures and pricing are all needed to understand the full picture. Attention will be given to the physical production process, transmission and distribution as well as advantages and disadvantages of each method of power generation.

    Outcomes: by course end you will be able:
    • understand the processes of generating electricity including thermal, hydro, renewables, nuclear and new emerging technologies
    • Know the specific strengths and weaknesses of different modes of generation
    • Overview the complex politics of power generation in our region
    • Examine the pricing of electricity for industry and home users
    • Explore infrastructure layout and the impact of theft • Navigate concerns around distribution issues
    • Consider an alternative trajectory for electricity development in South Africa
    • Investigate electricity as a rights issue

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