Covid-19 has spun the world-as-we-know-it on its head. The way journalists tell stories and the way audiences consume journalism is constantly changing. The pandemic has changed the way we work, learn and grow with both workplaces and workshops going remote. Online learning is becoming more accessible for all journalists. And so here are some online programs you can sign up for today to hone new skills on the go. Let's go, check them out:

1. Data Journalism by FJP x Gurman Bhatia
As a part of the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP), a three-part course was recently hosted by Gurman Bhatia, a data journalist. The course covered the basics of data journalism, how to source data and effective ways of communicating and visualising that data. You can access the course, here.

You can also access a series of webinars hosted by Sanshey Biswas (Editor at In Old News) and Manon Verchot (the Digital Editor at Mongabay) in the Facebook group. In this seven-part course, you will acquire the basics of MoJo, the nuances of it, how to best use your phones to shoot, edit and distribute your story and the answers to some frequently asked questions.

2. Visualization for Data Journalism
If you have data but are struggling to best represent it, this one might be for you. The course will teach you to think about data in a visual form, understand why it works, and the best ways to do it. The only requirement: they need you to know the basics of coding, preferably Python. And they have a quick refresher of Python if your know-how is a little rusty.

3. Storytelling with Google Earth (Google News Initiative)
Google's tools are probably the most widely used tools, globally. In this course, they teach how to use Google's geo tools to make your story engaging and effective. The tools covered are Google Earth, Google Earth Studio and Google Earth Timelapse.

Google News Initiative is a continuously growing space offering a variety of courses covering Pinpoint (a research tool), Google Trends, Business Reporting, Environmental Journalism and more.

4. Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN)
After having a robust reservoir of environmental resources, EJN launched its first course—From Animals to Humans: How to Report on Zoonotic Diseases and Their Environmental Origins earlier this year. Watch this space as they are hopeful to launch more courses around environmental reporting.

Internews also has a course on how to cover vaccines that covers the history of vaccinations, types of vaccines, immunity and more.

5. 101 Reporters’ Workshop on Legal Reporting
101 Reporters also has a two-part workshop where experts from journalism and the legal field have come together to demystify the legal language and statutes. You can access the first and the second part on their YouTube channel.

  1. ABP Network is inviting researchers:
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  1. India TV is looking for multiple positions:

    INDIA TV is looking for promising candidates for the following positions to strengthen our Digital Team:
    1. Senior Position - News (English), looking for candidates with 10+ yrs of experience.
    2. Senior Position - Social Media (looking for candidates with 7+ yrs of experience).
    3. SEO Manager (looking for candidates with 6+ yrs of experience).
    4. Content Writers - Business (English), looking for candidates with 3-5 yrs of experience.

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