A high level look at online journalism careers: what it means to be an online journalist, major perks and myths, and significant trends within the industry
This course addresses one of the most complex, multi-faceted, controversial, and rapidly-changing internet pursuits: that of the online journalist.
With much guidance and research, we have compiled what we find to be the most up to date platforms, tools, practices, legal considerations, dangers, tricks, and networks of which journalists (of citizen, professional, armchair, and activist camps alike) should be aware.
An overview of the criteria we use when vetting Gigaverse members for Online Journalist credentials.
Important platforms used by online journalists for research, publication, and promotion, including Twitter, Muck Rack, Storify, YouTube, and Google+.
Helpful (and free) online tools to help journalists identify, collect, and verify information from various sources.
Important resources for journalists that provide standards for conduct and writing, courses and guides for self-improvement, and legal assistance.
An overview of best practices utilized by respected journalists, addressing issues including ethics, sources, verification, corrections, and integrity.
Important mistakes (made by professional journalists and amateurs alike) that are well worth avoiding.
An overview of legal issues (including copyright to defamation, source protection, and private information) that journalists should take into consideration.
Tips and insights from real people within the journalism field on how they built their careers, found work, overcame challenges, and achieved their goals.
What to consider and plan (e.g. income, career paths, etc.) for before quitting your day job and transitioning to the life of a full time online journalist.