How to Become a Social Media Editor

The First French MOOC on Digital Journalism

24 April 2014

Laure Nouraout @LaureNouraout

Yesterday, more than 6,000 people received the first pack of videos from the Inform and Communicate on Social Media MOOC. Launched in partnership with Rue89 and First Business MOOC, this Massive Online Open Course is the first one on Digital Journalism in French.

Social Media is now at the heart of digital strategies in newsrooms: which content to share? How to use Twitter and Facebook? Which platforms should a publication use? All of those questions are answered in this MOOC about Social Media.

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The instructor, Sophie Caillat, is a writer and teacher at Rue89, a French online news website. She started using social networks at work and is now able to share her knowledge on how to administrate a page and how to make the most of it when you are a journalist, a student or if you work in communications.

More than 6,000 participants!

The MOOC started yesterday, it will last 4 weeks – and it is free. Every Wednesday, registered participants receive a pack of 5 10-min videos, to be watched over the week. They also have access to a forum to pose questions, interact with each other and the instructors. Every Monday, a live session, hosted by Sophie Caillat, will allow them to interact with the professor. A 5th, optional week, will give them the opportunity to put together a social media strategy and become a Social Media Editor on a study case.

This is the first of a series of 5 MOOC: the next one will be on data journalism (Sept '14) and on video storytelling (Jan '15).

For more information on how to register, visit us here.