EMBASSY EQUIPS SCRIBES WITH MOBILE JOURNALISM SKILLS

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By MUYANI SHINJABALE

COPPERBELT journalists have undergone the first ever mobile journalism workshop conducted by American embassy.

Audio video digital technician and social media manager, Andrew Simumba said the embassy had embarked on a two-day workshop to train journalists on how to use their mobile phones to effectively do their work.

Speaking in an interview at Njele Country Park Lodge in Ndola, Mr Simumba said the workshop was the first of its kind to be conducted in the country.

He said the reason for the training was to equip journalists in the field with the knowledge on how to use their mobile phones to capture their stories quickly.

He noted that mobile journalism was important because the world was fast moving with time which would help reduce the work load of the editors in the offices and give room for more production.

Mr Simumba noted that all the journalists who had undergone training had been able to do their stories within five minutes.

He also stated that the training helped journalists to determine the difference between fake and real news.

He stated that the scribes were equipped with information on which websites to use for fact checking of information.

Mr Simumba said the US Embassy was conducting a series of training with journalists on the Copperbelt Province.

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