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Learner Career Outcomes

57%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 21 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Earning and keeping trust

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min)
4 videos
Why should journalists use sources?6m
Obstacles to reporting8m
Why should sources should trust journalists?4m
4 practice exercises
What are sources?30m
Why use sources?30m
Reporting obstacles30m
Working with sources30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Types of sources

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min)
4 videos
Rules for dealing with sources8m
Protecting sources4m
News Literacy5m
5 practice exercises
Sources and diversity30m
Rules for dealing with sources30m
Protecting sources30m
News literacy and the public30m
Sourcing areas for journalists30m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Interviewing

7 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
4 videos
How to conduct effective interviews6m
How to conduct person-on-the-street interviews3m
Working with trauma survivors9m
1 reading
Interviewing scientists and others10m
5 practice exercises
Interview prep30m
Conducting the interview30m
Person-on-the-street interviews30m
Survivors of trauma30m
The interview30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Tools for finding sourcing

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min)
4 videos
How journalists use social media7m
Using documents6m
How to navigate press conferences8m
5 practice exercises
Crowd sourcing30m
Social media and finding sources30m
Using documents30m
Press Conferences30m
Tools for Finding Sources30m

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