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BBC What's New? – new TV programme for young Africans

BBC World Service has launched a new television programme for young people in Africa, aiming to give 11-16 year olds a chance to tell their own stories and find out more about the world's issues.

What's New?, which is part of the BBC's investment for new programming in Africa, covers news and current affairs specifically for children across the continent. This is the first time an international broadcaster has come up with such initiative.

'Aftermath' podcast interviews gunshot survivors

In this week's episode of the Journalism.co.uk podcast, we hear how two US crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye.

We ask reporter Amber Hunt about how she covers stories of gunshot survivors after news crews have moved on.


10 portfolio and publishing platforms for freelancers

In 2018, it's all about building your brand. Get your work online and show commissioning editors what you're made of with these sites, including Clippings.me, About.me and Pressfolios.

Strapped for cash? Social media is a great place to start. Platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram are all great for personal brand-building.

How to use TweetDeck

TweetDeck lets you see multiple timelines in one interface, which comes in handy when you need to monitor multiple accounts and build connections.

Whether you’re a seasoned journalist or just fresh out of uni, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you can find through this platform.

If you too are struggling to see the forest for the tweets, don’t despair. Here’s how you can organise your deck to find the best stories.

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