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GhanaWeb Reporter introduced to bloggers and citizen journalists

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Scores of bloggers and citizen journalists on the 2021 Ghana Bloggers Summit in Accra, Ghana, had been launched to the revolutionary GhanaWeb Reporter platform constructed by AfricaWeb to democratise journalism and assist content material creators to make a residing.

Editor-in-Chief of AfricaWeb, Ismail Akwei, took the contributors by the options and advantages of the GhanaWeb Reporter in a presentation below the subject: the way forward for digital publishing and the promotion of citizen journalism.

AfricaWeb Editor-in-Chief, Ismail Akwei, presenting the GhanaWeb Reporter on the Ghana Bloggers Summit

GhanaWeb Reporter goals to empower area of interest journalists and bloggers to succeed in a bigger viewers with their related content material and earn money by GhanaWeb’s revolutionary promoting instruments, Ismail Akwei defined on the occasion held on December 4, 2021.

“We wish individuals to have area of interest content material; we wish to promote journalism particularly citizen journalism. With the Reporter, you should use it from wherever in Ghana if you happen to can write and you’re involved concerning the points which can be taking place in your area. You can begin by taking pictures movies, recording audios, taking images after which publishing them by way of the Reporter. 

“You don’t have to name anybody at GhanaWeb or search for anyone who may say ‘are you able to pay me some cash to hyperlink you to them and get your content material on-line.’ After you are taking the image of what you’ve seen or don’t like, you simply need to share it by the Reporter. It is going to seem in your private web page after which GhanaWeb may also promote that web page for you for lots of people to see your content material,” Ismail Akwei informed the bloggers.

He reaffirmed that the platform is accessible to most people, bloggers and citizen journalists in addition to celebrities and influencers who can share content material onto their devoted pages by importing by the Reporter on the GhanaWeb App. “The content material could be screened and printed. It could be displayed in your devoted web page and in addition displayed on the Wall part of GhanaWeb,” he mentioned.

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One other vital characteristic of the GhanaWeb Reporter is the power to share content material and posts instantly from social networking websites to the Reporter. “You will have a YouTube video or Fb publish that you simply wish to share together with your viewers on GhanaWeb. All you must do is to hit the share button on the publish on YouTube or Fb after which choose the GhanaWeb Reporter. This can share the publish onto your private web page after it’s screened,” he added.

Ismail Akwei highlighted how the GhanaWeb Reporter may help content material creators and bloggers with specialised blogs to make some cash as an alternative of spending on proudly owning web sites, SEO and website hosting. “On their specialised blogs, they’ll generate income by self-service commercial areas. These with excessive site visitors would additionally earn money from income sharing of programmatic promoting offered on their blogs,” he mentioned. 

He concluded that the GhanaWeb Reporter is a gamechanger in Ghana and Africa that might give hundreds of thousands of audiences direct entry to a variety of native information produced by citizen journalists and content material creators who would have the power to trace pageviews and earnings instantly from the App. The viewers may have interaction with content material creators by sending them direct messages and commenting on their content material by way of the identical platform. 

“That is the best way to deliver digital publishing to the forefront in Ghana to place again the ability within the palms of bloggers, within the palms of citizen journalists, within the palms of people who really feel they’ve a number of issues to say; people who really feel it’s time to have their voices heard. With GhanaWeb, you’d have about 4 million individuals following and consuming your content material in case your content material has a number of fascinating angles and fascinating issues on the market that you would share with individuals. That is what the GhanaWeb Reporter is all about,” he elaborated.   

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In the meantime, 10 fortunate bloggers who participated within the GhanaWeb Reporter contest have been chosen and supplied specialised blogs to share their area of interest content material and earn some income by rising their blogs. 

The final word winner of the GhanaWeb Reporter contest, Michael Agyapong, was introduced a money prize of GHc2,000 cedis on the 2021 Ghana Bloggers Summit for his successful weblog publish which was a couple of farming neighborhood in a city within the Japanese Area of Ghana the place residents and livestock share the identical supply of water. He received the last word prize based mostly on the relevance, high quality and influence of the story after it was printed.

Specialised blogs could be made obtainable to bloggers, citizen journalists, celebrities and influencers on request and in the event that they meet GhanaWeb’s qualification necessities. 

GhanaWeb Reporter is a particular characteristic of the GhanaWeb App which is out there without spending a dime obtain from the Google Play Retailer and App Retailer. In 2020, the GhanaWeb Reporter received the GNI Innovation Challenges award by the Google Information Initiative (GNI) as a part of Google’s dedication to serving to journalism thrive within the digital age and to see information innovators step ahead with new considering.

 

About GhanaWeb Reporter

GhanaWeb Reporter is Ghana’s first digital platform devoted to democratising journalism and supporting content material creators to make a residing. A particular characteristic of the GhanaWeb App, the Reporter goals to empower area of interest journalists and bloggers to succeed in a bigger viewers with their related content material and earn money by GhanaWeb’s revolutionary promoting instruments.

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Launched in 2020, the Reporter permits direct sharing of articles, movies, audios, images and social media posts with captions to routinely created consumer pages with custom-made URLs on GhanaWeb. The content material is screened and printed on the devoted pages and on the Wall part of essentially the most visited web site in Ghana. 

GhanaWeb Reporter permits content material creators, citizen journalists, celebrities and influencers to keep away from the price of proudly owning web sites, SEO and website hosting as they’re granted entry to specialised blogs that can assist them generate income by self-service commercial areas. These with excessive site visitors can earn money from income sharing of programmatic promoting offered on their blogs. 

GhanaWeb Reporter is a gamechanger in Ghana and Africa that might give hundreds of thousands of audiences direct entry to a variety of native information produced by citizen journalists and content material creators who’ve the power to trace pageviews and earnings instantly from the App. The viewers may have interaction with content material creators by sending them direct messages and commenting on their content material by way of the Reporter platform. 

In 2020, the GhanaWeb Reporter received the GNI Innovation Challenges award by the Google Information Initiative (GNI) as a part of Google’s dedication to serving to journalism thrive within the digital age and to see information innovators step ahead with new considering. 

To discover the GhanaWeb Reporter, obtain the GhanaWeb App without spending a dime from the Google Play Retailer and App Retailer.


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