Facebook Offers Online Courses for Journalists

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Facebook has announced free online courses for journalists who want to learn and use Facebook’s products, tools and services in their work.

The free e-learning courses are available through Blueprint, Facebook’s global training programme, and focuses on the three core pillars of the news cycle: discovering content, creating stories, and building an audience.

Each module contains case studies in journalism as well as best practices and guidelines from Facebook. Courses include “How journalists can best utilize Facebook and Instagram,” along with product courses on Facebook Live, 360° videos and photos and Instant Articles.

The platform also offers a guide for journalists explaining how to get started on Facebook or simply grow their presence and is starting a series of webinars tailored to journalists.

To access these courses, interested persons will need to link their Facebook account to Exceed LMS, the third-party learning management system that powers Blueprint.

The courses will be available through Blueprint, Facebook’s global training program.

For more information about the course, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/journalists