Credible Content Creation for Communications Professionals

Credible Content Creation for Communications Professionals

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Week 1: 
Researching credible content
Week 2: Using reliable sources
Week 3: Ethical and professional decision making
Week 4: Interviewing skills

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Engage in critical evaluation of sources to determine their credibility
  • Demonstrate awareness of the importance of sourcing high quality, credible content
  • Develop skills in sourcing information from key sources
  • Apply an ethical approach to a communication role


This course is designed for anyone who works in the communications and media sectors and wants to improve their research techniques for content creation.

It would be particularly beneficial for those who work in journalism or writing, or those who support them in research roles within media and communications.


Rebecca Te'o
I'm a journalist and academic - my background is feature writing, subbing and page design. I'm obsessed with journalism and design, and am a champion for quality work and attention to detail.


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