Connect 6: The power of mentoring

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Artificial Intelligence in the newsroom: the ethical approach
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What we do

We train journalists using top experts in their field.

We create e-learning courses, hosted on our platform, Journalism Now.

We support local news organisations to maximise revenue by understanding their audience, using our wide network to share solutions across borders.

We help independent journalists and their news organisations under threat from anti-democratic governments to keep publishing.

We commission audience research in challenging markets to inform our network’s business decisions.





Working in almost 100 countries




32 ground-breaking courses via messaging apps – translated into English, Russian and Arabic



A strong, growing online network of more than 24,000 journalists



Delivering 177 e-learning courses in 16 languages


Providing training for 11,000+ journalists in just five years



1,000 grants in five years, supporting media outlets to grow by up to 75%

Celebrating 60 years

We champion journalistic integrity – supporting journalists and media organisations built on fair, independent and trusted journalism.

Our long history and global reach has uniquely positioned us to bring the most innovative solutions to helping local news thrive.

Who we are 



Reacting to a Nuclear Attack

Safety advice: Nuclear incident

An easy to access course accessible via the encrypted messaging service Telegram created with help from nuclear weapon expert, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon.



Journalism Now

Journalism Now is an online training platform that offers a variety of training opportunities for journalists. From self-paced courses to live webinars and blogs, Journalism Now features training resources created by Thomson Foundation's network of international experts and practitioners focusing on practical skills and examples. 


Environmental journalism

Learn to investigate and cover local environmental stories in a way that engages audiences


African Stories: A guide for journalists on how to tell better stories about Africa

Be part of a pivotal change taking place in African journalism which looks to offer a new style of storytelling


A guide to podcasting

Discover the power of audio and storytelling, how to record and edit, and how to engage listeners

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