Free Online, Five-Week Community Journalism Course, begins April 14

I have mixed feelings about online courses, especially in something like journalism which depends on face-to-face interaction, but I thought this was worth passing along. Details below. -Mia

Community Journalism Course
Cardiff University is now accepting registrants for its Centre for Community Journalism Course. Over five weeks, this course builds on the expertise and experience of community journalism in order to offer insight and practical skills for all those interested in community and hyper local journalism.

The course combines practical skills in setting up a community website, identifying and building an audience, creating content, establishing a workflow to sustain a site, managing an online community, media law and ethics, with a broader understanding of this new sector, how it has developed and the experience of those operating community sites. It will also explore different forms of community – whether geographic, professional or personal interest.

The course is free and open to anyone with an interest in journalism and in connecting their communities online. No prior qualifications are required. Core essentials of journalism principles, skills and practice are covered as part of the course as are hands-on skills in creating and sustaining hyper-locals. Practicing journalists or more experienced students will be particularly interested in learning about current developments in hyper-local journalism in the digital environment.


Registration is now open and the course begins April 14, 2014. Click here for more information about how to apply:

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