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Building news websites for Egyptian citizen journalists

Course Details

Application Deadline:
April 18, 2011
April 26, 2011 - June 6, 2011
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Egyptian citizen journalists are invited to apply for an online course, entitled “Building News Websites” from April 25 to June 5. Deadline to apply is April 18.

During the course, participants will learn how to use free tools available for journalists to build news websites from scratch; how to manage the editorial agenda of a news website; adding multimedia content; building and promoting a news website domain; knowing the audience and much more.

The course will be led by Hoda Osman who is a NY-based reporter. She has been working with ICFJ for a number of years. Osman developed and taught numerous courses on digital journalism, investigative journalism, ethics and news editing. Hoda is the NY correspondent for France 24 Arabic and the NY financial correspondent for France24 English. She formerly worked as a consultant for CBS News (2007-2010), a field producer for ABC News (2003-2007) and a contributing correspondent for PBS' World Focus. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the President of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalist Association (AMEJA). Hoda has a BA in journalism and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to moving to the U.S., she was based in Cairo where she worked with the Associated Press TV and ABC News.

Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificates, issued by the International Center for Journalists. The best participants will receive seed funding to further develop their news websites.

To apply, click here. For more information contact Dina Tariq at [email protected] or [email protected].

Good Work

The free and open exchange of information has never been more important for the democracy process in Egypt.

We hope programs such as these expand and receive high attention.

Thank you.

Alan Loren Chief Editor Inspirational Writings