On this page you will find resources of interest to our Journalism courses. These resources support the work of the ABU in this area and are also useful for research and assignments in a range of other academy training courses.
Resources are updated continuously. You will see the most recently added 50 links and saved files of relevance in this area of study.
- It is clear that the continued expansion of networks and interactive applications, together with the falling cost of access and devices, are enabling millions of people in the developing world to become producers of media content. These new “voices” serve people’s needs for entertainment, cultural enlightenment, and human contact, and provide readily accessible and meaningful content in local languages. The “voices” give feedback to businesses and governments and thereby promote […]
- This paper assesses the role of social media in social and economic development. The web and in particular, social media such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook) and microblogs (e.g. Twitter), allows ordinary citizens to connect with one another and share information via computer-mediated networks. This behaviour is often explicitly or implicitly networked (for example, people ‘friend’ one another on Facebook and ‘follow’ one another on Twitter, leading to the […]
- The World Bank’s Communication for Governance and Accountability Program (CommGAP) has spent several years exploring the linkages between the media and governance reform. The first stage of this process produced Public Sentinel: News Media and Governance Reform, an edited volume that explored key issues surrounding the role of the media in democratic governance and the policy interventions that might enable this role. This how-to guide represents the second stage of […]
- Radioinfo article about job resilience in media industries Tags: management careers
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