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Mobile Journalism (Mojo)

Course leader: Glen Mulcahy

Learn to use your smartphone to capture the highest quality audio and video, to edit your material and produce video and multimedia content ready for publishing or for broadcast. All from one of the most respected mojo voices in the industry.



360 Video

Course leader: Glen Mulcahy

Learn when and how to use 360 video and how to use your smartphone and a 360 camera to produce it. Participating experts include Sarah Jones, head of media at Birmingham City University and a top 100 global influencer in virtual reality. 



Journalism Across Multiple Platforms

Course leader: Chris Birkett

Understand user cross-platform consumption habits. Create content that will reach your audience on the right platform at the right time, in the right format. Experts include Jon Laurence of Channel 4 News. 



Copyright: How to Protect it, How Not to Breach it

Course leader: Chris Elliott

As the digital age makes it easier to copy material, understanding copyright law is even more important for today's journalist. Free


The Photographer's Ethical Toolkit

Course leader: Savannah Dodd

Photographers are facing enormous ethical questions every day. Our new online course looks at the importance of ethics in photographyFree




Ethical Journalist's Toolkit

Course leader: Aidan White

Increase your ability to cover sensitive subjects and tackle ethical challenges to protect your career and improve your journalism. Participating experts include Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian's Defence & Intelligence correspondent.





Editorial Skills: Engaging & Growing Your Audience

Course leader: Deborah Kelly

Make your stories relevant and successful by identifying and engaging your audience and humanising coverage. Participating experts include Neil Thompson, editor, ITV Good Morning Britain.





Building Trust & Reputation

Course leader: Jamal Osman

Understand the expectations that come with being a journalist with multi-award winning journalist, Jamal Osman, and learn how to use reputation management tools and other techniques to gain the trust of your audience and enhance your reputation.





The Business of Journalism: Creating a Brand & Building an Audience

Course leader: Chris Birkett

Align your editorial choices with your brand and use successful content to increase a loyal audience. Participating experts include John McAndrew, series editor of The Agenda for ITN Productions.





Social Media Strategy

Course leader: Sue Llewellyn

Want to learn to speak Facebook or Twitter? Create a strategy and approach to using social media based on location and target audience. Participating experts include Mark Frankel, social media editor, BBC News, and Samantha Barry, head of social and emerging media, CNN.





Social Media for Newsgathering

Course leader: Sue Llewellyn

Use social media to find and research content and information for your story and use verification tools to verify its validity. Participating experts include Matt Cooke, Google News Labs, and Anne-Marie Tomchak, UK editor, Mashable. 



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