Digital Journalism Essentials

Your comprehensive guide to the technical and ethical skills of being a trusted digital journalist

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Welcome to Digital Journalism Essentials

If you're fascinated with the world of online journalism and long to be part of a powerful army of journalists who are committed to delivering to-the-minute breaking news, this course is for you. This is an in-depth exploration of the world of digital journalism starting with the basics—a journalist's tools, copyright, fair use and attribution—to the more complex areas of the craft like fact-checking, fake news, storytelling and using social media.  By the end of these six sessions, you'll have the technical skills and ethical understanding to start pitching your ideas right away.  
 
COURSE NOTE: As of December 19, 2018, this course offers Sessions 1-2 of this 6-session course. The remaining sessions will be released by January 15, 2019. 

Skills You Will Learn

How digital journalism is defined today and the role it plays in our modern world

Ethical journalism 101

The importance of fact checking and good sources for doing so

Differences between critical concepts like copyright and attribution

The concept of "fake news" and how not to perpetuate it

A walkthrough of digital publishing platforms that are used by today’s journalists

An overview of how and when you can incorporate different formats of content like video, audio and photo

How to keep a story moving through short, effective language, plus good headline writing

Using your phone for photos in a pinch

Harnessing social media to distribute your content and build your reputation

Insider secrets to break into journalism

Session 1

Digital Journalism Overview

  • Lesson 1: Digital Journalism vs. Traditional Publishing
  • Lesson 2: The Tools and Skills You’ll Need to Succeed
  • Lesson 3: Today’s Journalism Ethics and the Importance of Fact Checking

Session 2

Publishing in the Modern Newsroom

  • Lesson 1: Common Digital Platforms
  • Lesson 2: Copyright, Attribution, Fair Use & Creative Commons
  • Lesson 3: Tools at Your Disposal
  • Lesson 4: Editorial v. Opinion v. Advertorial v. Branded Content v. Content Marketing

Session 3

(Session 3 Coming Soon) Digital Storytelling Basics

Session 4

(Session 4 Coming Soon) Writing Tips & Tricks

Session 5

(Session 5 Coming Soon) Social Media as a Journalism Tool

Session 6

(Session 6 Coming Soon) Breaking into Journalism

Duration
1h 24m
Videos
7
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