We are running a multi-disciplinary practical online training programme, Journalism NOW, that is designed to develop journalists' abilities to work across multiple platforms and media.
The programme has been created by Thomson Foundation's top trainers with the aim of equipping the modern journalist with the right skill-base and mind-set to be able to navigate, adapt to, and operate in a constantly changing media environment.
Featuring video tutorials, interactive exercises, and feedback from peers, mentors, and the trainers, the programme is designed with a desire to bring Thomson Foundation's renowned hands-on skills training to the online world.
Participating journalists are encouraged to network with their peers, our experts, and experienced mentors who support them on an interactive community forum.
There is no theory, it's all about each expert's unique experience with hands on exercises.
This is part of Thomson Foundation's long term plan to develop an international journalism qualification that will provide a benchmark for standards in journalism that can be applied internationally which guarantee a level of quality and current skills.
"Due to the variance in education and working standards across different countries around the world it is not a level playing field for journalists," says Hosam. "Talented individuals don't get the opportunity to express or develop their skills and often burn out or drop out of journalism altogether."
Journalism NOW was developed originally in English but we have delivered online courses in Ukrainian, Russian, French and Arabic. The platform offers us the opportunity to deliver courses in many other languages as well.
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