On Tuesday, 19 September Grassroot hosted a LiveWire citizen journalist training session with the assitance of Health-E. Health- E is an award winning health news service that specializes in television and print. The aim was to improve the quality of the content that is being generated on the LiveWire platform.
Gill Gifford, news editor at Health-E taught the participant to identify what kind of content is news and what kind won't generate interest among people at the publications. She also took the participants through the basic journalistic ethics. Masutane Modjadji, project manager at Health-E explained to participants about what it takes to be a citizen journalist and the types of stories one can write.
You can use Grassroot to let the media know about anything that is happening within your vicinity by dialing *134*1994*411# or use the web app at :app.grassroot.org.za.