Knight Center hosts MOOC on digital investigations [Worldwide]

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Investigative Journalism

Journalists from any beat interested in digital tools and techniques in investigative journalism can enroll in this course.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), hosts the free course Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities Oct. 5 to Nov. 1.

The course is divided into four modules covering: the use of social media and public information to investigate who is really behind a social media account; techniques for monitoring, investigating, and searching within social media platforms, as well as verifying images and videos; how to investigate and analyze the content and records of a website; and basics of network analysis, and how to apply it to digital investigations.

The instructors are Brandy Zadrozny (NBC News); Jane Lytvynenko (BuzzFeed News); and Johanna Wild (Bellingcat).

The course is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. 

Registration is ongoing.