Facebook partners with Reuters to launch free online course for journalists
The Facebook Journalism Project has partnered with Reuters to launch a free online training program for journalists called Reuters Digital Journalism Course (https://bit.ly/3qlA8R1).
The Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the bond between journalists and the communities they serve. Its training, programs and partnerships work by: investing in organizations that fund quality journalism; train newsrooms globally; and in partnership with publishers and nonprofit organizations to fight disinformation, promote information literacy and improve journalism.
Reuters expanded the free online course program after its Digital News Report found that more and more people were using social media to access the news. It focuses on collecting, verifying and communicating digital information, as well as posting on social media. It also covers training in well-being and resilience when reporting.
According to Facebook, the course is aimed at both seasoned journalists and newcomers to the industry. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate.
“At Facebook, we are grateful to journalists across Africa who work hard to keep their communities informed on the issues that matter,” said Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Head of Strategic Media Partnerships for Sub-Saharan Africa. “The Facebook Journalism Project will help journalists in our region develop solid foundational knowledge as they navigate the rapidly changing digital news landscape. Muhutu-Remy added.
This digital journalism course aims to help journalists in English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa build a solid foundation in digital reporting and publishing.
“With news media firmly in the digital age, it is essential to be able to use digital platforms safely and efficiently,” Reuters editor-in-chief Gina Chua said in a statement.
“Reuters’ Digital Journalism Course offers best practices from Reuters journalists around the world to provide the foundation for solid journalism, whether you are an aspiring journalist or a seasoned journalist looking for a refresher.”
To register for the course, you must create an account on the Reuters Digital Journalism Course website. The course is also available for journalists from other parts of the world.
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