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Successfully complete two of our free courses, and you can take a paid-for course of your choice for FREE.

 

 

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.

Paid-for

 

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. 

Paid-for

 

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. 

FREE

 

Ethical Journalist's Toolset

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.

FREE

 

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.

Paid-for

 

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.

FREE

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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.

Paid-for

 

 

 

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.

Paid-for

 

 

 

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. 

Paid-for

 

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

 

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