Journalism Now goes live

Posted by Hosam El Nagar

Journalism Now goes live: improve your skills with a network of leading professionals.

Journalism Now is our unique knowledge-sharing and e-learning platform specially designed to address the needs of journalists in developing economies.

In the past 18 months we have surveyed journalists and media executives in target countries who all agreed: digital skills are the most sought-after skills.

Working with them, and our own experts, we have devised courses which provide the skills to produce multimedia content; to work across media formats and publishing formats and to engage with social media.

This is a hugely exciting project offering a unique interactive learning experience.

Chris Birkett, newsroom leadership, Journalism Now course leader


A curriculum focused on practical skills and designed to meet employers' needs

The first nine courses published are designed to set a baseline of quality creating a journalist that is able to:

  • work across multiple platforms
  • search and publish on social media
  • engage and grow their audience
  • produce multimedia content using a smartphone, including 360 video
  • navigate editorial and ethical challenges with confidence

Data journalism and live streaming are some of the skills covered in further courses currently being prepared.



Courses for editors and media executives

Under the labels of "The Business of Journalism" and "Editorial Skills", the programme includes courses for media executives, editors, and journalists wanting to progress in their careers. Created by experienced editors and media executives, they will give you the tools and frameworks to improve your output to attract, and grow, your audience. Further skills, such as working with analytics, will be covered by courses going live soon.



Stay abreast of the latest development and connect with our experts and other leading journalists around the world

Immediately open to all Thomson Foundation alumni, Journalism Now is also a community space where you can:

  • continue your learning journey every day
  • attend interactive live sessions with our trainers and guest experts
  • share knowledge with journalists from all over the world
  • stay connected with Thomson Foundation and its network

If you have taken a course with the Thomson Foundation before, apply for immediate access here.

If not join the community, take one of our free or paid for courses here.



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Journalism Now

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A series of courses designed to update journalists' digital and multimedia skills



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Hosam El Nagar

Hosam El Nagar

Director of Innovation and Learning

About: Hosam is responsible for new products and services and is leading the foundation’s drive into e-learning. He also manages key partnerships, primarily in the Middle East.

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