Sandra Roberts

Writing Unit Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.
Location:South Africa

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Sandra Roberts is Writing Unit Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. Follow @SandraRoberts_ on Twitter.
The one trick that hones your writing in seven ways

Q: What is the fastest way to improve my writing? A: Get another writer to be your critic. It's that simple.

By Sandra Roberts 25 Sep 2014

Investigative journalism - the story is the point, and the means

Good investigative journalism treads a fine line between the dual pitfalls of accusation - unsupported claims - and overload - a deluge of facts threatening to drown out the overall...

By Sandra Roberts 7 Aug 2014

Twitter: The (career) carnage continues

Ex-spokesperson for the Hawks McIntosh Polela is the latest to be felled in a spate of twitter-induced career suicides (or at least setbacks), demonstrating that the balance between communicating quickly and communicating carefully can be difficult for communicators.

By Sandra Roberts 17 May 2013

Twitter and the Kabul suicide bombing controversy...

Are journalists prepared for all Twitter offers? It's a question that needs to be asked, following the recent firing of a photographer by The Citizen for commenting on Twitter about an image that was altered.

By Sandra Roberts 10 Oct 2012

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