Course Code: JN04
Term: Self Paced
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This course carries 4 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.
In support of the Journalism Now Scholar Programme, for a limited time, there is no charge for the course certificate.
This course will help give your use of social media a journalistic purpose. You'll learn how to find good stories, whether you're using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media. Once you've completed the course, you will be able to understand each of the social media platforms - they all have their own system which you will be able to get to grips with and you will discover how to refine your searches so that you get the information you need more easily. The course will help you become a good 'social listener' by giving you the best hashtags to use, as well as the best keywords.
"The content is really good, I enjoyed it because I went in without knowing much but finished the course more knowledgeable. I learnt a lot of things." Pheladi from South Africa
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• How to use SOCIAL MEDIA to FOLLOW breaking news and to FIND STORIES as well as sources.
• How to use ADVANCED SEARCH TECHNIQUES as a tool for finding information and locating experts.
• How to use social media to verify if a BREAKING NEWS story is true.
• How to establish the ORIGIN OF PHOTOGRAPHS and how to verify them.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
SUE LLEWELLYN is your course instructor. For the past 10 years, Sue has worked as a trainer for thousands of journalists, teaching them how to use social media. Before that, she was a journalist for 15 years in the BBC Newsroom.
Helping Sue is a team of experts (from left to right):
The course is divided into four sections:
HOW TO PASS:
You will be presented with a practical exercise based on the concepts discussed which you will need to complete together with your feedback.
You can complete this course within 4 hours over multiple sessions.
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Social Media Newsgathering