EJC Launches Online Video Training Platform for Journalists: LEARNO.NET

18 February 2016 – Maastricht, the Netherlands – The European Journalism Centre (EJC) announced the launch of LEARNO.NET – a cutting-edge, online video training platform for journalists.

The LEARNO.NET platform is open to anybody with an interest in digital storytelling, accessible worldwide, and developed by an international A-list of instructors including Nicholas Whitaker and Simon Rogers from Google News Lab, Craig Silverman from Buzzfeed Canada, and renowned data journalism practitioners Paul Bradshaw and Alberto Cairo.

Following the success of the EJC’s renowned Data Journalism Handbook, and its associated ‘Doing Journalism with Data’ MOOC, LEARNO.NET is the Centre’s latest step aimed towards promoting best practice journalism through digital storytelling.

LEARNO.NET is made possible through the support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Google, and the World Bank.

LEARNO.NET will offer an ever-increasing variety of courses – from basic introductions to advanced master classes. Some courses will be made freely available with the help of sponsors, while others will depend on the learners paying a modest fee.

The platform launches with 4 free courses:

  • Google Search for Journalists
    by Nicholas Whitaker
    This course will teach you how to use Google search more efficiently and reveal some of its secrets that are useful for any of your research online.
  • Verification: The Basics
    by Craig Silverman, Claire Wardle

    In the age of the Internet, rumours and hoaxes quickly spread during breaking news situations. As a result, there is an increased need for journalists to sort real, authentic content from the fakes. This course will provide the basics on how to get started with verifying online information.
  • Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools
    by Paul Bradshaw, Alberto Cairo, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril
    Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.
  • Managing Data Journalism Projects
    by Jacopo Ottaviani

    Bringing a data journalism project to a good end is not an easy task. There are a lot of variables and processes at play that need to be managed and accounted for before the project can be produced and in the end published.

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