Facebook and Reuters launch free digital journalism course

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Believe it or not, every so often a good story emerges about Facebook. The social media giant has had its trials and tribulations this year, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be a positive force in the world for a time.

A great example of this is the fact that the Facebook Journalism Project and news service Reuters have launched a free e-learning program.

Dubbed the Reuters Digital Journalism Course, this initiative aims not only to support journalists in eight countries across Africa, the Asia Pacific and India, but also to build a strong foundation in digital reporting and editing.

Facebook and Reuters provide free e-learning

The curriculum for the e-learning course was developed by Reuters. It offers modules on newsgathering, verification, reporting, publishing and social media. 

“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. “The Reuters Digital Journalism Course offers best practices from Reuters journalists around the world to provide the foundation for sound journalism, whether you’re a budding journalist or a seasoned one looking for a refresher.” 

“At Facebook, we’re grateful to journalists across Africa who are working hard to keep their communities informed about the issues that matter to them—especially when the pandemic has made working conditions so challenging, said Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Facebook’s Strategic Media Partnerships Manager for Africa.

“We are delighted to support news media with tools and training to navigate the new challenges of the digital era.”

  For more information on the course, click here.

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