#SaveTheDate: How Can Rural Journalism Foster Global Development?

This month, to support the hardworking men and women fostering development and equity to improve rural livelihoods, we would be engaging the director of Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, Al Cross, in a TweetChat focusing on the role of rural journalism in ensuring discussions and projects around rural dev and global dev are in harmony.

Al, who has experience training rural journalists from different parts of the world, will be joining us live from Kentucky while our host Busayo Sotunde will be interviewing him from Ogun state, Nigeria– talk about the power of technology.

We have heard about how technology and internet penetration is changing the media landscape and how the future of journalism profession might be embedded in data, video, active investigative journalism, and in-depth reporting. Well, during the chat, our guest will discuss how journalists in metropolitan or rural areas can maximise the power of technology in amplifying underreported issues and how media owners can find a balance between commercial-driven journalism vs. social impact journalism.

We hereby call on all reporters, journalists, development practitioners and SDGs Ambassadors from rural Africa to rural Australia not to miss this chat.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Time:10.30am – 11.30am EST (3.30PM WAT/5.30PM EAT)

Guest: Al Cross @ruralj

Host: @BusayomiSotunde

Tweet us a question via @Rural_Reporters #RuralDev

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