EJC Launches Online Video Training Platform for Journalists
The European Journalism Centre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maastricht, the Netherlands – The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is excited to announce the launch of LEARNO.NET – a cutting-edge, online video training platform for journalists.
The LEARNO.NET platform is journalism training for the 21st century. It is open to anybody with an interest in digital storytelling, accessible worldwide, and developed by an international A-list of instructors including Nicholas Whitaker and Simon Rogers from Google News Lab, Craig Silverman from Buzzfeed Canada, and renowned data journalism practitioners Paul Bradshaw and Alberto Cairo.
Following the success of the EJC’s renowned Data Journalism Handbook, and its associated ‘Doing Journalism with Data’ MOOC, LEARNO.NET is the Centre’s latest step aimed towards promoting best practice journalism through digital storytelling.
“With the launch of LEARNO as EJC’s online learning platform we want to complement the on-location trainings the European Journalism Centre has been offering over the years. With LEARNO we are reaching out to a new generation of journalists and new media multipliers world wide, and we hope that, as the platform grows, it will develop into the default destination for anyone interested in future-proofing their essential journalistic skills.”
– Wilfried Ruetten, EJC Director
LEARNO.NET is made possible through the support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Google, and the World Bank.
The platform launches with 4 free courses:
- Google Search for Journalists
by Nicholas Whitaker
This course will teach you how to use Google search more efficiently and reveal some of its secrets that are useful for any of your research online.
- Verification: The Basics
by Craig Silverman, Claire Wardle
In the age of the Internet, rumours and hoaxes quickly spread during breaking news situations. As a result, there is an increased need for journalists to sort real, authentic content from the fakes. This course will provide the basics on how to get started with verifying online information.
- Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools
by Paul Bradshaw, Alberto Cairo, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.
- Managing Data Journalism Projects
by Jacopo Ottaviani
Bringing a data journalism project to a good end is not an easy task. There are a lot of variables and processes at play that need to be managed and accounted for before the project can be produced and in the end published.
The European Journalism Centre
LEARNO.NET is an initiative of the European Journalism Centre (EJC). The EJC is a non-profit, international foundation devoted to the development of high quality journalism. To this end, the EJC facilitates professional training through a number of platforms, and LEARNO.NET is the Centre’s latest initiative aimed towards cultivating strong digital storytelling skills for media professionals and amateur journalists alike. Website: http://ejc.net/.