Online Journalism and Storytelling

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‘Online journalism’ has become a mantra these days, its necessity made all the more obvious by situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. But the transition to news in digital spaces often takes place at a different pace, approach and context.

‘Online Journalism and Storytelling’ offers a set of practice-based tools for brushing up on, and for teaching, journalism skills in digital spaces, drawing from perspectives that are grounded in the media realities of developing countries.

The course goes through today’s digital culture, changing formats and platforms for news, tips for digital tools for better security and for producing online-friendly products. Indeed, journalistic skills and basic digital skills can no longer be separated from each other.

This kit also revisits what journalism is, since its core remains the same even while technology has changed – and will continue to change.

This course is written by Johanna Son (2020) and edited by Björn Hellström, Polygraf Media (2021).