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Raymond Joseph

Raymond Joseph

Freelance journalist, journalism trainer and media consultant, Cape Town, South Africa

Raymond Joseph began his journalism in 1974 as a cadet reporter at South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail. He has worked for mainstream, community and tabloids newspapers in senior editorial positions.

He is a former ICFJ/Knight International Journalism Fellow and an ex editor and board member of The Big Issue South Africa, which he helped launch in 1996.
Over the decades he has witnessed many changes in journalism and has regularly reinvented himself, including making the transition to multimedia and data-driven storytelling. He is a former head of Code for South Africa’s media programme and its data journalism academy.

Today, he works as a freelance journalist, journalism trainer and media consultant. He has a particular interest in Twitter and other social media platforms as journalism tools, and also is an expert in online and social media content verification. He offers training to journalists in these areas and also works as a freelance assessor for the Poynter-hosted International Fact-Checking Network.