The Reuters Digital Journalism Course was launched by Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, in conjunction with the Facebook Journalism Project. Journalists may use free online training to improve their digital newsgathering, verification, and publishing skills, as well as health and resilience resources.
The Reuters Digital Journalism Course will be launched in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka in the coming months. The Reuters manipulated media course, a 16-language e-learning course designed to help newsrooms worldwide spot deep fakes and manipulated media, has been very successful.
“A greater reliance on social media and other networks allows people access to a wider range of sources… some of which are at odds with official advice, misleading, or simply false,” according to the Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report this year. As the media climate and news consumption habits change, journalists must learn how to report responsibly, ethically, and objectively.
Via engaging learning materials and hands-on tutorials, the course offers foundational knowledge on digital news reporting to new and seasoned journalists in four modules.