In the seventh episode, Rana Daoud looks at how journalism is being deconstructed and evolving as new skills are required to do the job.
Ramsey Tesdell and Samia Ayech emphasise the importance of technology and how the fact that it is changing the way we process information (statistics, analysis techniques etc.) means new ways of monitoring and verifying information and the ability to reach a wider audience.
How can journalists be trained in these new techniques? According to our panel, the traditional academic route is no longer sufficient preparation for what the profession has become. This is why a group of media outlets - 7iber, Al Joumhouria, Mada Masr and Sowt - created the Alternative Academy of Arab Journalism, in order to respond to these emerging needs, both from a technical standpoint, and in order to rethink the way we see journalism.
Episode guests, in order of appearance:
Ramsey Tesdell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sowt.
Samia Ayech, Journalism Trainer at Sayich.
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