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Net- Net-based searches & ToolKITS. THE AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE. Internet use among journalists. The internet has had a positive impact on the practice of journalism and that it has influenced journalists to engage more with news consumers.

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Net net based searches toolkits

Net-Net-based searches & ToolKITS


Internet use among journalists

Internet use among journalists

  • The internet has had a positive impact on the practice of journalism and that it has influenced journalists to engage more with news consumers.

  • Positive impact inhibited by - lack of access to internet facilities; the cost of accessing the internet and other communication technologies, lack of training on how to use new communication technologies.

Media houses

Media Houses

Journalist data

Journalist DATA

Net net based searches toolkits

Most of the journalists, indicated that they needed further skills on how to use the internet.

The internet was not part of their curriculum in their tertiary education.

  • All journalists gave positive responses on whether the Internet has helped them produce more informed stories,

Social media use

Social MEDia USE

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Google Plus

  • YouTube

  • Blogging Sites (Blogger, Wordpress)

  • LinkedIn

  • Skype

Perceptions about the internet

Perceptions about the Internet

Local sources

Local Sources

Official Government Sites

  • Parliament Websites

  • Development

  • Agency Websites

  • Ministry Websites

  • Municipality Websites

Local sources1

Local Sources

  • Local News Websites

  • Local Institutional Websites

  • Local Political Websites

  • Local News Blogs

  • Local Opinion Blogs

  • Local Special Interest Blogs

  • Social Network Accounts of prominent people

African sources


Online journalism tools

Online JouRNALism Tools

  • Glossary of online journalism terms -

  • How to uncover new stories-

  • How to write for the web -

  • Publishing tools for online journalists -

  • Online journalism-

  • CyberJournalism resources-

  • Online journalism

  • News University online courses -

Net net based searches toolkits

  • Storyful is the first news agency of the social media age: discover, verify and distribute the most valuable content on social media platforms.

  • Helps your editorial team separate news from social media noise.

Mobile applications

Mobile Applications

The smartphone has revolutionised the way journalists gather news.

Smartphones are a mobile newsroom for every journalist.

Some must have apps

Some Must Have Apps

  • WordPress:

  • UStream:

  • i-Prompt:

  • Skype:

  • TuneInRadio

  • YouSendIt and Dropbox

  • PhotoShop Express

  • Posterous:

  • CoverItLive:

  • Tape Machine:Hindeburg Field Recorder

The end

The End

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