Equipping the modern journalist 

Journalism Now is a series of online interactive courses designed and led by industry experts providing the latest in digital and multimedia skills. The global learning environment gives exclusive access to live training and mentoring sessions, run by leading journalists, and a unique knowledge sharing platform. #TFJNow


9 live courses

45 hours of learning

4,000+ registered users so far

For journalists, bloggers, communicators, media managers and entrepreneurs, we have a range of courses to suit you.


30 experts

200 videos

470 minutes of video

Courses in mobile journalism, social media, 360-video, business of journalism, engaging audiences, data journalism, storytelling and much more.


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Join our community

Stay up to date. Join us to learn about the latest developments in mobile journalism and social media and the latest trends.



E-learning in the newsroom

For media and education. See how you can bring the benefits of online training to your organisation. Help your graduates become job ready. Use our programme or let us customise it for you.



Stand out: Become a fellow

Join the best. Become a Thomson fellow/scholar along with our competition-winning journalists and have the opportunity to showcase your work. 



Get involved

For donors, NGOs and the private sectorUse journalism and multimedia storytelling skills to reach your audience. See how we can help your teams wherever they are.


Featured courses

A powerful toolset for journalists, our interactive training courses focus on professional practice and industry knowledge and are delivered by leading figures in the world of journalism.

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Mobile Journalism: Learn how to produce high-quality multimedia content using smartphones and portable digital equipment


Social Media Strategy: Create a strategy and approach to using social media based on your location and your target audience


The Business of Journalism: Creating a Brand and Building an Audience: Align your editorial choices with your brand

Popular live chats

Ultimate mojo kit

Our most popular live chat so far, mobile journalism (mojo) expert, Glen Mulcahy, gives us the lowdown on his ultimate and essential mojo kit.


Social discovery 

Social media expert, Sumaiya Omar, offers plenty of tips to make our content travel as far as possible and how to use maps for social discovery.


Social media trends

The do's and don't's of live streaming from your phone from social media expert, Sue Llewellyn, plus a review of trends in 2017 and predictions for 2018.


How to apply

Our online forms will help you choose the right course path for you.



Access for alumni: We'll simply need details and dates of the Thomson Foundation modules you've participated in.


Take a course: Find out how you can participate in one of Journalism Now's free or paid-for courses. 


Concessionary rates: A limited number of grants and discounts are available. Find out how to apply.

Have a question?

Journalism Now is a new global platform offering lifelong learning to journalists and communicators across the world.

For further information about our new digital academy, contact Hosam El Nagar, director of innovation and learning, Thomson Foundation.

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