Community Journalism: Digital and Social Media

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20 h
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  • From www.futurelearn.com
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  • Free Access
  • Free certificate
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  • 5 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Starts on February 7, 2016
  • Ends on February 12, 2016

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Syllabus

Community journalism is a growing area of interest for professional journalists, academics and the wider public. The decline of local newspapers and radio stations, coupled with the low cost of publishing online, means there are more community journalism and hyperlocal websites being launched everyday. Launch your own community or hyperlocal site Whether you want to launch and support your own site - or simply study this new media sector - this free online course will give you both useful insights and practical skills. Community journalism is an area that combines elements of traditional journalism with the new opportunities brought about by digital and social media, so we’ll look at: setting up a community website exploring different forms of community – local, professional or personal identifying and building an audience creating content and establishing a workflow to sustain the site using Wordpress, Twitter and Facebook managing an online community and abiding by media law and ethics. Learn with the UK’s first community journalism centre You’ll learn with the UK’s first academic Centre for Community Journalism, launched by Cardiff University in 2013 to help nurture and study this growing sector. This will give you a broader understanding of the field and how it’s developed, as well as insights into the experiences of those already operating community sites. Join other learners who’ve launched their own sites This course first ran in April 2014 and many learners went on to start or improve their own hyperlocal sites, such as Cwmbran Life and EastGrinsteadOnline. You can find out more about this course in Richard Sambrook’s blog post: “Community journalism: launch your own local news service.” Or read a review of this course by a learner at Class Central.

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Richard Sambrook

Platform

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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