Journalism in the Digital Age - Revised
Learn about the risks and opportunities journalists and bloggers face, by using digital resources in their content.
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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.Start Course Now
Module 1: Digital Production and Safety
Digital Production and Safety - Learning Outcomes
Digital Protection and Security
Digital Production and Safety - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Digital Media
Digital Media - Learning Outcomes
New Reporting Methods
Blogs, Audio and Podcasting
Photos, Graphics and Video
Digital Media - Lesson Summary
Module 3: Digital Resources
Digital Resources - Learning Outcomes
Content and Resources
Production and Script Writing
Digital Resources - Lesson Summary
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
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