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Here's the latest journalism news from this week:

‘Our stories are best told by us’: How students are aiming to shape storytelling in Africa through mobile journalism

Two final-year students at Moi University in Kenya are aiming to empower Africans to tell their own stories, developing a platform for people to post content produced through mobile journalism.

Having been inspired by a panel discussion on mojo at a MentorMe Project conference, Marvin Gakunyi and Emmanuel Yegon, students of communications and journalism, have built a 10-strong team of volunteers at university, who have been working as editors on the site since January.

Getty Images launches a new AI tool that helps publishers find the right picture for the story

Getty Images has released an artificial intelligence (AI) tool for publishers that recommends the best choice of images to accompany a news story. 

‘Panels by Getty Images’ uses customisable filters and a self-improving algorithm that learns how an editor selects an image and optimises its performance over time.

App for journalists: Voice Record Pro 7, for capturing interviews in the format you need

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Whether you are looking to record an interview, a panel-discussion or your podcast commentary, having a recorder on you at all times is a handy tool for journalists. If you do not have the latest portable audio recorder, fear not – you can use Voice Recorder Pro 7 on your smartphone, for free. 

'Don't make a video, make a format': Does your news organisation need to refresh its approach to video?

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Last month while in Paris, Garrett Goodman heard a piece of advice that immediately struck a chord, a 'little nugget of newsroom strategy gold', he describes. Joackim Le Goff, Eurosport's content manager, was explaining how he encourages his digital team to think about video storytelling.

He said, "Don't just make a video, make a format".

The point is this, if you are going to put any creativity into crafting a video, then you should be thinking tactically: what kind of stories can I use this same approach for? How can I turn this one-off video into a reusable format? Garrett Goodman explains more in this week's guest post.

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 7 November 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

Over the past couple of weeks, the Journalism.co.uk team has been working on the programme for the event, and we’re pleased to announce our first session ideas we are currently developing.

The tickets (£190+VAT) give you access to the full-day conference on Wednesday 7 November 2018 and include lunch and refreshments, as well as after-event networking drinks and a delegate ‘goodie’ bag.

Book your place here.

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