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Level up your skill set and give yourself an original edge. Our free Journalism Now online interactive courses are designed and led by industry experts with most courses also supporting your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Take our courses on either desktop or mobile and build skills from anywhere. For the best mobile experience, download the EdCast app for free on iOS and Android. Team name: thomsonfoundation.edcast.com

   

  

 

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.

  

 

Environmental journalism | Why local matters: Safety and security

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

  

 

Reporting on Covid-19: Vaccines

This course has been translated in more languages to benefit more journalists. See which languages here.

 

  

 

Reporting on Covid-19: Content

This course has been translated in more languages to benefit more journalists. See which languages here.

 

 

Reporting on Covid-19: Safety

This course has been translated in more languages to benefit more journalists. See which languages here.

 

 

Reporting on Covid-19: Verification

This course, in partnership with First Draft, has been translated in more languages to benefit more journalists. See which languages here.

 

 

Ethical Journalist's Toolkit

CPD hours: 4

Create your own journalistic philosophy and see how important it is to treat sources with respect

  

Audience Research Methods and Techniques

CPD hours: 6

Learn practical skills and techniques to conduct audience research

 

The Art of Storytelling

Write news stories in an effective and engaging way using techniques employed by leading journalists

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Journalism Across Multiple Platforms

CPD hours: 6

Learn about the ever-changing media landscape and how to customise your stories 

 

  

 

Social Media Newsgathering

CPD hours: 4

Give your use of social media a journalistic purpose and learn how to identify good stories

  

  

 

Data Journalism

Learn how to find useful data, how to analyse it, and how to tell stories with it

 

   

Mobile Journalism: Getting started

CPD hours: 6

Use your smartphone to produce more professional quality cross-platform content

   

Mobile Journalism

CPD hours: 6

Learn the best practices and fundamental skills required to produce content with your phone

   

Advanced Mobile Journalism: online workshop

CPD hours: 6

Who is it for: All journalists, senior journalists

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Growing and Engaging Your Audience

CPD hours: 6

Maintain a strong connection with your audiences through engaging story treatments

 

  

Social Media Strategy

CPD hours: 6

Discover which audiences you want to reach and how to reach them with your stories

 

 

The Ethical Data Journalist

CPD hours: 6

Overcome the challenges that arise when producing work derived and based on data

 

  

  

  

  

 

  

Business of Journalism

Light CPD hours: 4

Advanced (paid) CPD hours: 11

Understand the strategies to attract, grow and retain audiences

   



Copyright: How to Protect it, How Not to Breach it

Be better prepared to protect your own material and respect the material of others

 

  

  

Building Trust and Reputation

CPD hours: 4

Learn to win the trust of your audiences and to be true to your mission statement

 

   

  

Photographer's Ethical Toolkit

CPD hours: 4

Learn the three key ethical principles in photography: empathy, autonomy, integrity

 



Advanced Photo Ethics: Awareness, Authenticity, Accuracy

Explore the basics of ethics in photojournalism and documentary photography

 



Advanced Photo Ethics: Empathy, Dignity, Power

Learn about the significance of empathy when approaching the people we photograph

 



Advanced Photo Ethics: Impact, Intervention, Injury

Learn the ethics of personal safety and how to protect yourself

 

  

Recent feedback

"It is 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

 

"My goal was to learn how to build trust in my community with my reporting. The course was straight to the point regarding how a journalist can earn the trust of his/her community by being visible and authentic."

– Irene, Cameroon

 

 

"The delivery of the content was great. The instructor explained things clearly and showed us examples, which we could emulate in our own work. I especially liked how the courses featured views from a wide range of journalists or media organisations, such as the BBC and BuzzFeed."

– Imani, South Africa

"The mobile journalism course really improved my knowledge and skills. The trainer is well experienced and the course is interactive."

– Masbahur, Indonesia

 

  

  

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Journalism Now is a global platform offering lifelong learning to journalists and communicators across the world. But we also offer online courses as part of our OPEN Media Hub programme on everything from reporting on migration, audience engagement and media management to production techniques, camerawork and editing and covering the EU. 

Browse our FREE OPEN Media Hub courses.

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