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   Short Course - Accelerated Certificate In New Media - Online Journalism


The growing use of the Internet and digital technologies in the media space and declining influence of traditional media presupposes that there is an urgent need to increase the supply of journalists with cutting edge skills, who can write, edit and manage online content seamlessly for the benefit of their very sophisticated online audience.

This ground breaking Certificate in New Media - Online Journalism accelerated short course at African University College of Communication in collaboration with International Institute of ICT Journalism(PenPlusBytes) is aimed at providing an exceptional opportunity for Journalists and allied professionals to acquire International standard training in this new and exciting area. The course (also) is also aimed at assisting publishing and media houses with online newsrooms and those (or) planning to start online divisions.


The main goal of this programme is to increase the number of journalists who are equipped with online journalism skills in order for them to leverage the opportunities of the new media movement.


The approach to the course is both from the theoretical and practical angles, with a clear focus on skills, which the course participants can take back and implement in their newsrooms.




The course is made up of five modules and project work. The duration for each course is three (3) days, except for the multimedia production, which is expected to run over five days. Though the course is going to be delivered via face to face means, there is an online tutorial component, which is expected to run concurrently for the duration of the programme.


The courses are as follows:

  1. Introduction to online journalism and convergence
  2. Web 2.0 for journalists
  3. Writing and editing for the web
  4. New media Leadership and Management strategies
  5. Multimedia Production for the newsroom
  6. Project work


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