Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, announced today the expansion of the Reuters Digital Journalism Course, produced in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, into Arabic- and French-speaking countries. The course, first launched in May, provides free online training for journalists to improve their digital newsgathering, verification and publishing skills, as well access to wellness and resilience resources.
The expansion allows those in various countries including Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Oman, Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, DRC, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and others to take part in-language in this course on digital news reporting.
The course, which is also available in English, Thai, Indonesian and Sinhala, includes:
- Digital Newsgathering, which gives users the tools to find stories faster, analyze eyewitness reports and reach new audiences;
- Verification and Reporting, which explores the essential skills of how to verify sources and content on digital platforms;
- Publishing Effectively on Social Media, which focuses on producing powerful and engaging content;
- Wellness and Resilience, which teaches the crucial ability to cope with online harassment and includes self-care 101. The mental well-being and safety of journalists is critical at a time when reporting has possibly never been more challenging.
The course follows the success of the Reuters manipulated media course, an e-learning course to help newsrooms around the world spot deepfakes and manipulated media, available in 16 additional languages.
heather.carpenter @ tr.com