European Journalism Centre Launches Video Learning Platform

Posted on March 4, 2016


Journalists and digital storytellers benefit from Learno’s all-star tutor line-up including Nicholas Whitaker and Simon Rogers from Google News Lab, Craig Silverman from Buzzfeed Canada, and renowned data journalism practitioners Paul Bradshaw and Alberto Cairo.


Video training and MOOC learning are, I believe, among the greatest benefits of our connected culture. Journalists and digital storytellers can connect and pick up the latest techniques and tools at the European Journalism Centre’s video training platform.

Following last year’s Doing Journalism with Data MOOC – I can highly recommend it to anyone looking at telling stories with data – and its renowned Data Journalism Handbook the EJC says Learno is its ‘latest step towards promoting best practice journalism through digital storytelling.’

“With the launch of LEARNO as EJC’s online learning platform we want to complement the on-location trainings the European Journalism Centre has been offering over the years,” said EJC director Wilfried Ruetten. “With LEARNO we are reaching out to a new generation of journalists and new media multipliers world wide, and we hope that, as the platform grows, it will develop into the default destination for anyone interested in future-proofing their essential journalistic skills.”

Four Free Courses is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Google, and the World Bank. It launches with four free courses:

Google Search for Journalists
by Nicholas Whitaker
This course will teach you how to use Google search more efficiently and reveal some of its secrets that are useful for any of your research online.

Verification: The Basics
by Craig Silverman, Claire Wardle
In the age of the Internet, rumours and hoaxes quickly spread during breaking news situations. As a result, there is an increased need for journalists to sort real, authentic content from the fakes. This course will provide the basics on how to get started with verifying online information.

Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools
by Paul Bradshaw, Alberto Cairo, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.

Managing Data Journalism Projects
by Jacopo Ottaviani
Bringing a data journalism project to a good end is not an easy task. There are a lot of variables and processes at play that need to be managed and accounted for before the project can be produced and in the end published.

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