Citizen Journalism in Africa – Photo competition

Citizen Journalism in Africa is hosting an exciting photo competition! Find out more about the competition here. “Send us a picture that shows how you live, learn and work with ICTs and, along with it, forward us a brief description of the idea or project that sets the backdrop of your entry…The story behind the pictures will be published in the eLearning Africa Newsletter, which is distributed to thousands of people in Africa and all over the world”. Prizes include a Canon PowerShot S90 photo camera, a Flip UltraHD Camcorder and a iPod Nano 8 Gb. Participation is free and the deadline is 26 April 2010.

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Citizen Journalism next week…

Browse this interesting site about Citizen Journalism as part of your homework:) The YouTube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58iZpMRclwI if you want to download the video below:)

Things to pack for your journey into the blogosphere…

Here is an interesting Technorati report on the state of the blogosphere. Technorati examines the trends and themes of blogging, among other things. The second page includes quotes from leading minds on the Blogosphere about where blogging is headed. If you’re interested, here’s a sample chapter from “Problogger: Secrets for blogging your way to a six-figure income” (2008) by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. In the sample chapter they discuss what blogging is and how you can use it to make money. You know you want to…eventually…

Take it easy! It’s a journey not a race. You may also want to have a look at blogging guides for beginners, especially the article on starting your first blog which will be beneficial to the majority of the class:) Also take some lessons from the blogger who blogs about personal blogs.