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CARIMAC and UNESCO to offer Online Media CoursesIssued: Monday, 2nd July, 2007 08:00:00 AM
CARIMAC, the premier media training institution in the Caribbean, will for the first time offer three of its courses online through a partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC). The courses to be offered are Community Media, Online Journalism and Information/Media Literacy. The courses in Community Media and Online Journalism will begin in September 2007. The online courses were created to meet the demand for practical media education and to improve access to training across the region.
The certificate in Community Media provides formal training, over 21 weeks, to community media practitioners and individuals who are interested in developing community media. Topics will include:
- Alternative media concepts – What is "Community Media?"
- Theoretical framework – empowerment paradigm
- The forms, products and channels for community media
- Case studies
- Community Radio – ROOTS FM
- Multi-media Telecentres
- Mobilization and animation techniques and skills
- Writing news, programming for special interest groups and marketing for community radio.
The Online Journalism course highlights aspects of web journalism. At the end of this course participants will be able to use the various online tools to enhance their reporting of information on the web. The course is 12 weeks in length and includes topics such as:
- Introduction – What is Online Journalism?
- Ethical Journalism Practice – Ethics for Online Reporting
- Legal Considerations – Validity and Reliability
- Writing for the Web – Caribbean Content for Caribbean Audiences
- Editing Print content
- Editing Multi-media content
- Using Weblogs, Podcasts, Chat
Registration has already begun and will close on 12 August 2007. Interested persons are encouraged to register now as spaces are limited. Students will not be required to attend face-to-face classes in order to participate.
Further information on the each of the programmes can be obtained from the following websites:
Certificate in Community Media: http://ict4dev.dec.uwi.edu/media/
Certificate in Online Journalism: http://ict4dev.dec.uwi.edu/journalism/
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