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Journalism in the Digital Age - Revised

Learn about the risks and opportunities journalists and bloggers face, by using digital resources in their content.

Media and Journalism
Free Course
What risks and opportunities do journalists and bloggers face? In this free online course you will learn how journalists and bloggers use digital resources such as images, audio, and video in their content and how they provide such content safely and effectively. Check out this short course today, and bring your journalistic skills to the next level.

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this course you will learn about the risks journalists and bloggers face working online, such as security, malware, hacking and privacy and how dangers and threats can be addressed through awareness, training and networking. You will study how bad actors can access and use information though surveillance, hacking, phishing and viruses. Journalists' sources and information can be compromised through censorship, defacement, disinformation and intimidation.

In addition, in this course, you will examine how editors plan for and use digital content. You will see how structure, interviews and timing are essential elements of TV, radio and online news packages. The course shows you how to utilise the correct video footage and media clips. Also in this course, you will learn the importance of knowing your audience and providing for their needs. Conducting research, surveys and usability studies with your audience provides crucial feedback regarding your product and how you are providing it.

This free course aims to make it easy to learn about the risks and opportunities journalists and bloggers face, by using digital (images, audio, video etc.) resources in their content and how they provide such content safely and effectively. These lessons will be of great benefit to media professionals, and to any student who would like to learn more about the skills required for working as a professional journalist. So, check out this short 3 hour course today, and bring your journalistic skills to the next level.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the classification of journalists
  • Discuss digital challenges facing journalists
  • Describe the different types of online attacks
  • Outline the main types of surveillance technology
  • List the main digital security principles
  • Outline methods journalists can use to become more efficient
  • Explain the different types of reporting models
  • Discuss the functions and formats of blogs
  • Identify the main techniques used in blogging
  • Use different types of graphics effectively
  • Define what is meant by 'fair use' and plagiarism
  • Outline script writing techniques

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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