Posts Tagged 'twitter'

Ghanaian ‘irreverent,’ witty editor charged says he is the cheekiest journalist in town [According to his twitter bio]. Yes, you can feel it in his writings on his blog and pronouncements on radio. Hate him or love him, Ato Kwamena Dadzie, a totally harmless but witty journalist has carved a niche for himself in the West African country as fearless and frees his mind. Continue reading ‘Ghanaian ‘irreverent,’ witty editor charged’

My video making tricks

Some video making tips I consider before doing web videos. There are no hard and fast rules but following simple rules can help you come out with great videos. Enjoy!

Ghana – Nigeria clash flood social media

The heat is on as two West African rivals Ghana and Nigeria face off in a potentially tense semi-final in Luanda, Angola. The highly anticipated match which has been dubbed “El Classico West Africana” by some media has flooded conversations on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading ‘Ghana – Nigeria clash flood social media’

Africa mourns Michael Jackson

How I covered Jackson’s death for my news network:

Michael was hailed throughout the world

Michael was hailed throughout the world

Africa joins the rest of the world to mourn the sudden death of the King of Pop – Michael Jackson. Reports reaching AfricaNews editorial desk indicate that Jackson’s death was the major news item featured on most radio and television stations across Africa and on the front pages of top newspapers. The major headline of Nigeria’s politically dominated newspaper, This Day, said: “Africa: Grief Across the World As Michael Jackson Dies”, while Ghana’s politically oriented private newspaper – the Daily Guide – cast their headline thus: “Michael Jackson is Dead.” Continue reading ‘Africa mourns Michael Jackson’

Twitter aids in spreading falsehood

Breaking tweets has been instrumental on Iran

Breaking tweets has been instrumental on Iran

Social networking websites are fast becoming the backbones of the new media. Twitter has over the years proven to be a “good” source of news from locals and not only feeds from mainstream media houses. The skirmishes surrounding the just held elections in Iran has whipped up a lot of interest in the use of Twitter if not doubled it users. Most of the news updates I am getting from Tehran in Iran are from twitter followers – some directly on the ground and others monitoring from other media sources. Continue reading ‘Twitter aids in spreading falsehood’

Breaking tweets breaking traditional media

A screen shot of breaking tweets

A screen shot of breaking tweets

A 23-year-old journalism student in the USA has staged a media revolution that is breaking the dominance of traditional media and known major news websites as news sources. Craig Kanalley, a graduate student of DePaul University in Chicago, is using twitter – a social network platform – to break major news all over the world with the speed of a bullet.
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Newspapers dying, online media triumphs

Hardly a day passes without coming across these phrases – Economic Crunch, (Global) Financial Crisis and Economic Recession. Simply put, the world is going through difficult times than it used to be a decade back. The most hit are the automobile and financial institutions. However, the institution – media – that reports on the issue is itself being hit more than expected. Newspapers worldwide are winding up at a time when bad news must sell.

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May 2020

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