Latest courses

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).


Courses on Telegram app

Telegram course: Reacting to a chemical attack

Available via the Telegram app, with the help of chemical and biological weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon.

Реагування на хімічну або біологічну атаку

Telegram курс розроблений Фондом Томсона та експертом з хімічної та біологічної зброї Хаміша де Бреттон-Гордона.

Safety advice: nuclear incident

Our new course is available on smartphones via the encrypted messaging app Telegram in Ukrainian and English.

Поради з безпеки: ядерний інцидент

Наш новий курс доступний на смартфонах через додаток для зашифрованих повідомлень Telegram українською та англійською мовами.



The art of storytelling with Ewen MacAskill

News Writing: The art of storytelling

Learn how to write news stories in an effective and engaging way led by award-winning journalist Ewen MacAskill.

Advanced Writing: The art of storytelling

The Pulitzer prize-winning team that brought you the Edward Snowden story reveal the secrets to great journalism.

News Analysis: The art of storytelling

The third in our storytelling series from Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ewen MacAskill is packed with ideas to help you write incisive, illuminating and intelligent news analysis. 



African Stories

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

In collaboration with Africa No Filter, a course designed to give you a fresh approach to telling stories about Africa. There's also an opportunity to have your story published. 




The Guide to Podcasting


The Guide to Podcasting: Prepping the Big Idea

Discover the power of audio, how to engage your listener and the building blocks you need to tell your story. 


The Guide to Podcasting: Making it

The best story telling techniques and how to record, edit and promote your podcast.

Environmental journalism | Why local matters


Environmental journalism | Why local matters:


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


Ahora disponible en español

Periodismo ambiental | Por qué lo local importa: Las fuentes


Environmental journalism | Why local matters:


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


Visit the dedicated environmental journalism area on our website for course information, learning videos and expert insight.


Environmental journalism | Why local matters: 

Safety and security

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



Investigative journalism in Rwanda

Investigative journalism in Rwanda

Hone your investigative skills with our brand-new course for journalists working in Rwanda (Kinyarwanda language.)

Isomo ry'itangazamakuru ricukumbuye mu Rwanda

Tyaza ubumenyi bwawe mu itangazamakuru ricukumbuye wiga isomo ryacu rishya ryateguriwe abanyamakuru bakorera mu Rwanda. Iri somo riboneka mu rurimi rw’Ikinyarwanda.



Reporting on Covid-19


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.




Journalism Now

Our 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. 


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


Business of Journalism

Light CPD hours: 4

Advanced (paid) CPD hours: 11

Understand the strategies to attract, grow and retain audiences



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

Coming soon...





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




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



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. 

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