Facebook, Reuters open free e-learning course for journalists

The Facebook Journalism Project and Reuters launched a free e-learning program. The Reuters Digital Journalism Course aims to support journalists in eight countries across the Asia Pacific and India to build a strong foundation in digital reporting and editing.

Journalists from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand will be able to access the free e-learning program.

The program curriculum was developed by Reuters and includes modules on digital newsgathering, verification, and reporting, publishing on social media, wellness, and resilience training while reporting.

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“With news media firmly in the digital age, being able to use digital platforms safely and effectively is essential,” said Gina Chua, Executive Editor, Reuters. “The Reuters Digital Journalism Course offers best practices from Reuters journalists around the world to provide the foundation for sound journalism, whether you’re a budding journalist or a seasoned one looking for a refresher.”

Partnership with Reuters

Facebook partnered with Reuters to launch this new e-learning program and help the region’s journalists build strong foundational knowledge as they navigate the changing digital news landscape.

Facebook said it is committed to supporting the region’s news community and ensuring reporters can continue their important work to keep our communities informed.

This program follows Facebook’s partnership with Reuters to hold an e-learning program which helped newsrooms around the world equip themselves to identify manipulated media.

Participants will receive a certificate on completion. For more information on the course, can be found through this link.

The program is available in four languages–English, Thai, Sinhala, and Bahasa Indonesian. More languages will be available in the coming months.