Digital Journalism Course: Between Multimedia Hype and Countering Fake News

European Union, 2018
European Union, 2018

The internet is a double-edged sword - it is both an opportunity and a threat for journalists. As countering fake news remains a major problem in the world of journalism, journalists need to frequently update their skills in order to match the challenge at hand.

This course for journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia will enable participants to improve on their fact checking skills and to master mobile video journalism

"Digital Journalism 2018: Between Multimedia Hype and Countering Fake News” is a blended-learning program and consists of three phases:

Phase 1 & Phase 3

  • Intensive attendance phases in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Participants will acquire new journalistic skills in a curriculum consisting of lectures, practical group work, and discussions
  • Programme will be complemented by virtual lectures (webinars) with international experts

Phase 2

  • Two-month long e-learning phase
  • Participants work on journalistic assignments and participate in webinars 
  • Average time commitment: 5 hours per week

Schedule of phases:

  • Phase 1 (attendance phase): 22-29 September in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Phase 2 (e-learning phase): 1 October - 2 December 
  • Phase 3 (attendance phase): 3-6 December in Tbilisi, Georgia

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