Social media supporting local media, MTN’s impressive Q1 2021 – Techpoint Africa


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Good day,
Oluwanifemi and Emmanuel here.

Today we are discussing:

  • Social media support for local news media
  • MTN defying the odds once again in Q1 2021
  • Notable events from last week, such as CBN’s hammer

Social media support for local news media

Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplashand
AbsolutVision on Unsplash

Twitter is up to something. The social media company is starting a campaign on Monday, May 3, 2021, to encourage local journalists and boost local news. That means, from today, Twitter will launch the campaign with a 28-full-page colour ad in several local newspapers across the Gannett/USA Today and McClatchy network, both online and in print.

Before this, #FollowLocalJournalists was trending on Twitter, and journalists were being added to relevant lists for a fast reach. Subsequently, Twitter Spaces sessions would be created to foster conversations…



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