I just came across this interesting opportunity while exploring the member directory. @paulmcnally is one of the instructors. This appears to be a free course offered through the Internet by the Citizen Justice Network, Wits University in South Africa. Starts very soon on 19 August, 2019! If you decide to enroll, do let us know what you learn and how it shapes your work!
About this course
Media is a powerful tool for promoting social justice. If you are an activist involved in promoting or advocating for a social cause, this course will provide you with valuable information and guidance.
The course will help you to identify and pitch a newsworthy story, select appropriate media for publicising your story; and assess the impact of your story. The course also addresses working in an ethical way as both an activist and citizen journalist.
What you’ll learn
You will learn to:
- Identify newsworthy issues
- Define the limits and possibilities of different mobile platforms and tools
- Identify an appropriate strategy and platform/tool to reach a defined target audience
- Apply ethical and safe media practices