Online data journalism course for African journalists

June 11, 2018
A translation for this article is available in French

Code for Africa, Google News Lab, and the World Bank’s Global Media Development Programme have launched a MOOC (massive open online course) specifically for African journalists.

The MOOC is free, and includes 47 lessons, starting with basic numeracy and continuing to advanced subjects such as mapmaking and video production.

The lessons are designed to help speed up news gathering processes; improve journalists’ ability to check facts quickly; and provide the background necessary to produce charts, graphics, and content for social sharing.

Additional lessons offering new techniques or increasingly advanced skills will be added on a regular basis.

You can look at the available courses here: https://courses.academy.africa/

You can sign up to take the MOOC here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwSFVA8KcC0QcLq3NvWZFUB115o_hVgtjDBYLiHdJQIq6MuA/viewform