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January 29, 2022
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Facebook plans to launch a series of online classes for journalists

The social media platform is launching new online courses that will put the lie to everyone who says that the social media platform is for procrastination only.

Facebook will literally make you learn things and is kicking off the program through its online journalism base.

The course won’t equip you with the skills to work at newspaper industry, but more focused towards using Facebook products for spreading the word around.

The course has been made available through Blueprint, which is Facebook’s global training and certification program. The program will train and take you through the three core pillars of the news cycle. Through these Facebook courses, you will learn about discovering content, creating stories, and building an audience.

Along with best practices and guidelines, the Facebook courses include How Journalists Can Best Utilize Facebook and Instagram and courses on a variety of products such as Facebook Live, 360 videos & photos, and Instant Articles.

They range from an extremely rudimentary “Getting Started” course — intended for new users (and perfect for technologically-inept parents) — to more advanced courses that enlighten people on the site’s lesser known features.

In the next few months, Facebook plans to translate the site into more than eight languages, in an effort to connect with more journalists around the world (and further its plan for total industry takeover.)

The company hopes that the social media savvy e-learning courses will inspire tens of thousands of other journalists to learn and create

Source: Follow News

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