Reuters launches the Reuters Digital Journalism Course

Reuters, announced today the launch of the Reuters Digital Journalism Course, produced in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project. The course provides free online training for journalists to improve their digital newsgathering, verification and publishing skills

Reuters Digital Journalism Course

Reuters Digital Journalism Course

The Reuters Digital Journalism Course provides foundational knowledge and training on digital news reporting for new and experienced journalists, using compelling learning materials and hands-on tutorials in four modules:

  1. Digital Newsgathering, which gives users the tools to find stories faster, analyze eyewitness reports and reach new audiences;
  2. Verification and Reporting, which explores the essential skills of how to verify sources and content on digital platforms;
  3. Publishing Effectively on Social Media, which focuses on producing powerful and engaging content;
  4. Wellness and Resilience, which teaches the crucial ability to cope with online harassment and includes self-care 101.  The mental well-being and safety of journalists are critical at a time when reporting has possibly never been more challenging.

“With news media firmly in the digital age, being able to use digital platforms safely and effectively is essential,” said Gina Chua, Executive Editor, Reuters.

Facebook Partnership

The Facebook Journalism Project is in partnership with the Reuters Digital Journalism Course, and with that, this course is accessible to a wider range of audience as well as in multiple languages. Facebook is no doubt one of the biggest social media platforms nowadays, and they are partners in this programme;

“Facebook is proud to partner with Reuters to launch this new e-learning program and help our region’s journalists build strong foundational knowledge as they navigate the changing digital news landscape. Facebook is committed to supporting the region’s news community and ensuring reporters can continue their important work to keep our communities informed,” said the Facebook Spokesperson.

The course will first launch in Pakistan (English), Bangladesh (English), Thailand (Thai), Malaysia (English), Indonesia (Indonesian) and Sri Lanka (Sinhala). Further regions and languages to launch in the coming months. If you are an aspiring journalist or maybe want to improve your skills, be sure to visit Reuters to learn more about their courses.

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