Covering Elections

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
111 minutes
Language of instruction
Certificate Price
100 QAR - 28 USD$
Joining for Free without paying the certificate fee, you cannot obtain the certificate; you can only watch all the videos, readings, and quizzes.
About This Course

As a journalist, you will cover stories that are complex and emotional.

There is another subject that is equally challenging.

This is a topic which is vital to safeguarding democracy and informing nations.

And it requires the best from journalists in balance, accuracy and objectivity.

Whether you are a journalist in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or South America, this course will guide you through the techniques, skills and ethics you will need to cover elections in your own country and abroad.

I am Tira Shubert, and this is my course "Covering Elections" on the Al Jazeera E-learning platform.


Course Objectives
  • Our training will support journalists with improved election craft skills for news gathering in the period of campaigning and voting. We will learn to better cover both local & national issues in core journalism skills and election-specific journalism skills editorially and for storytelling.
  • Television teams will face the challenges of producing quality video while covering demonstrations, interviews, live studio situations and press conferences. Teamwork between reporters, producers and camera operators is essential.
  • We will discuss how to improve social media skills to enable journalists to use their coverage on different platforms and websites.
What do I get from this course?
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Paid Certificate.
What do I need to take this course?
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • A Computer or Mobile with Internet Connection