Usually, the news cycle does not give journalists the opportunity to take weeks off to learn new skills. Which is why Code for Africa with support from Google News Lab and the World Bank’s Global Media Development Programme, have launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) specifically designed for African journalists.
The Programme helps the media leverage digital technologies to strengthen its role as a driver of good governance. In Africa, this has included support for data-driven journalism training starting in 2011, as part of efforts to improve the media’s analytical capacity. The World Bank also works with African governments to help make data for decision making on development and economic issues more easily available to citizens and the media.
The MOOC is free of charge
47 lessons created by some of the world’s leading digital journalism experts. Structured around six initial courses, the lessons start with basic numeracy and continue to advanced subjects such as mapmaking and video production
Additional lessons offering new techniques or increasingly advanced skills will be added on a regular basis.
If you’re keen to learn a new skill,
If you are good at, or willing to learn; News-gathering, Storytelling, Audience Engagement and Sustainability, Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Geo-Journalism, Verification, Digital Security.
If you have access to any of the twelve cities where the face to face training events will take place; Abuja(Nigeria), Cape Town (South Africa), Casablanca (Morocco), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Johannesburg (South Africa, Nairobi (Kenya), Yaounde (Cameroon).
For more information and to apply, visit here