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Knight Center MOOC: Explain This! How Explanatory Journalism Informs and Engages Audiences
The Knight Center's new MOOC, "Explain this! How explanatory journalism informs and engages audiences," is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with support from the Knight Foundation.
During this free four-week massive open online course, students will learn techniques and formats for adding background and context to the news to help readers make sense of the daily outpouring of news, as well as to fight misinformation.
When: January 16-February 12, 2023 (asynchronous)
Instructor(s): John O'Neil, Editor, QuickTake team, Bloomberg News and guest speakers
This is an asynchronous course. That means there are no live events scheduled at specific times. You can log in to the course and complete activities throughout the week at your own pace, at the times and on the days that are most convenient for you.
Despite its asynchronous nature, there are still structures in place for the duration of the course.
The material is organized into four weekly modules. Each module will be taught by John O’Neil, editor with Bloomberg News, and will cover a different topic through videos, presentations, readings and discussion forums. There will be a quiz each week to test the knowledge you've gained through the course materials. The weekly quizzes, and weekly participation in the discussion forums, are the basic requirements for earning a certificate of participation at the end of the course.
This course is very flexible, and if you are behind with the materials, you have the entire length of the course to complete them.