Cardiff University launches free online course in community journalism

University of Cardiff is running a free online course in community journalism taught by former director of news at the BBC Richard Sambrook.

It is running the course with FutureLearn, a subsidiary of the Open University, and over 3,500 people have already signed up to it. It starts on 8 February.

The course includes elements on:

  • Setting up a community website
  • Exploring different forms of community – local, professional or personal
  • Identifying and building an audience
  • Creating content and establishing a workflow to sustain the site
  • Using WordPress, Twitter and Facebook
  • Managing an online community
  • Abiding by media law and ethics.

There are no requirements to get a place on the course just an interest in journalism.

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