Are you a student looking to learn more about journalism or a journalism teacher looking to update your skills?
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering free, online classes in mobile journalism and in investigative reporting this summer. Yes, I said FREE. All you have to do is sign up here.
The investigative reporting course, Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age, recently wrapped up but is still accessible online. I took the investigative reporting classes, and I am glad I did. Although the introductory material won’t be new to many journalism teachers, there are great tips from investigative reporters and hands-on exercises on using Excel for database reporting. The course also includes great examples to show your classes and publicly available online resources for information. I highly recommend it for students and teachers alike.
Introduction to Mobile Journalism started June 30 and runs until Aug. 3, 2014. It is not too late to enroll. Among the experts teaching the course are Robert Hernandez, whom some of you on Twitter may know as @webjournalist or through #wjchat. I’ll be signing up for this course later today.
Hope to see you on the class Facebook page or forums! Trust me, the classes are worth your time.