Social Media Journalism

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
80 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

Traditional one-way journalism is becoming less popular, while social media journalism is on the up. But what do social media journalists even do? I like to think we’re the influencers of the newsrooms. We’re influencing social reform and pushing for justice. We do more than just tell stories, we’re a part of the news.

Join me, Asha Hussein, to learn more about harnessing the power of social media to report on the stories that matter, the stories that get your audience’s voices heard. This e-learning course on social newsgathering and reporting could help take your journalism to new heights… or new followers.

Course Objectives

Cognitive skills:

    The trainee will learn:

  • How to use social media tools to create and share more engaging content with their audience.
  • How to optimise their content and how to lead/dominate online conversations using the tools readily available on social media. 

Practical skills:

    The trainee will learn:

  • How to confidently lead conversations online, whether that’s on camera or through text.
  • How to use tools for newsgathering and authenticate user generate content (UGC), develop skills on how to best spot a social story and how to present their stories on social media.

Behavioural skills:

    The trainee will learn:

  • How to appear on-screen and interact with their audience/jump on trending time-sensitive stories.
  • How to become a reliable source of information online.
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.