Equipping the modern journalist 

Thomson Foundation's Journalism Now programme is a series of CPD-accredited online interactive courses designed and led by industry experts providing the latest in digital and multimedia skills. The global learning environment gives exclusive access to live training and mentoring sessions, run by leading journalists, and a unique knowledge-sharing community platform. 

Browse our courses here.


Three easy ways to join


Existing Journalism Now members can log into the community platform here

Don't have a login? Sign up to a Journalism Now or OPEN Media Hub course

Want to join the community without enrolling on a course? Sign up here



Reporting on Covid-19

Journalists across the globe face unprecedented challenges to report the coronavirus outbreak accurately and safely. To provide journalists with the help they need, we've teamed up with a range of specialist partners to produce a series of free online courses on Safety, Verification (in partnership with First Draft) and Content

Our courses on covering the pandemic have been translated in other languages to benefit more journalists. See which languages here.

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Popular courses

A powerful toolset for journalists, our interactive training courses focus on professional practice and industry knowledge and are delivered by leading figures in the world of journalism.

View our latest courses here



Mobile Journalism: Learn how to produce high-quality multimedia content using smartphones and portable digital equipment



Data Journalism: For those wanting to explore and analyse data to find stories or ideas for stories


Photography Ethics: For photojournalists wanting to explore the ethics of their practice

Environmental journalism


Environmental journalism | Why local matters: Sources

Investigate local environmental stories and their possible links to climate change.

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Environmental journalism | Why local matters: Storytelling

Cover environmental stories and address climate change in a way that engages audiences.

Just launched


Environmental journalism | Why local matters: Safety and security

Learn how to stay safe online and when facing physical threats and intimidation.

Just launched

One of the best platforms for journalists willing to expand their knowledge and learn about other aspects of the profession... You also get a certificate!​

Meehika, India

I especially like how the courses feature views from a wide range of journalists or media organisations, such as the BBC and BuzzFeed.

Imani, South Africa


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