Digital journalism in Zambia, fact-checking in Australia, activist journalism and more are found in this week’s Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).
Here are IJNet’s picks from this week’s stories:
Zambia: Effects of digital explosion on journalism
The global media environment is changing at a fast pace. Working journalists have no choice but to respond and adapt to the changes. allAfrica
Fact-checking enters ‘conversation’ in Oz
Australia has suddenly become a hotbed for political fact-checking. In May, PolitiFact Australia launched as the first international affiliate of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, bringing the site’s signature Truth-O-Meter ratings to the country’s ongoing election campaign. Columbia Journalism Review
At the intersection of journalism, data science and digital media: how can j-schools prep students for the world they’re headed into?
Two journalism professors suggest approaches for training a new generation of journalists for the data-heavy work ahead of them. Nieman Journalism Lab
What activist journalists can learn from traditional journalism
At the recent Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, I heard waves of resentment from developing world media entrepreneurs and activist journalists toward their brethren in the so-called “mainstream media” or the “traditional press.” Paul Glader, Forbes
Image: “EIFL-PILP Zambia,” courtesy of EIFL with a Creative Commons license.