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Participatory journalism and citizen reports occupy key positions in today’s news media environment, having become expected, regularized components of breaking …

UShs600,000 UShs500,000 per 365 days

Participatory journalism and citizen reports occupy key positions in today’s news media environment, having become expected, regularized components of breaking and other forms of news as well as the topics of university projects and other types of training. Members of the audience are no longer consumers but participants in the news and information cycle.

This course you will be able to explore opportunities and avenues to tap the power of others in reporting, packaging and sharing stories (crowd sourcing). Be it the print media, broadcasting or new media, there are opportunities for ordinary citizens to report on issues around them and through this, make media enterprises better in touch with the issues on the ground and those they serve while getting more content than they would under usual practice.

Objectives

The course looks at the benefits, risks and tools used in crowd sourced journalism and promoting participatory journalism. At the end of the course participants will set up initiatives towards engaging citizens in reporting and production of news and information

 Course Duration: One month (4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 3weeks of remote support)

Course Currilcum

  • PJ: Introduction to participatory journalism FREE 06:00:00
  • PJ: New media and journalism FREE 02:00:00
  • PJ: Crowd sourcing and crowd sourced journalism Unlimited
  • PJ: Crowd sourcing tools Unlimited
  • PJ:Choosing the best tools or combination Unlimited
  • PJ: Current practices in participatory journalism and crowdsourcing Unlimited
  • PJ: Application to the news and information production cycle Unlimited