Looking East for Digital Champs: Social Media Certificate Program for Indian Journalists

Course Overview

Title:
Looking East for Digital Champs: Social Media Certificate Program for Indian Journalists
Type:
Certificate Program
Cost:
$150.00

This certificate is FREE for participants who attend the FREE in-person teaching event in Kolkata or Guwahati on May 2 or May 9. Participants will be enrolled by Poynter after determining their attendance at the in-person events.

About Certificate Programs

Certificates of proficiency are designed to measure your knowledge of essential skills or information. To receive a certificate, take the NewsU courses associated with that certificate program and then successfully complete the online assessment for each course. Once you've passed all the assessments, you will receive your certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

NOTE: This certificate is only for participants who attended an in-person event in Kolkata or Guwahati on May 2 or May 9, 2017.

The Poynter-India "Social Media Strategies Certificate" shows that you have a demonstrated knowledge of innovation and social media in the newsroom, from understanding the role of social media in digital publishing. This certificate of proficiency is given to participants who have an understanding of the essential skills and best practices taught in the eight training modules.

Complete each of the courses in this certificate program, then take the assessment for each one. Questions will cover content from each course. You'll have three chances to pass each assessment. When you pass all the assessments, you will be able to print out your certificate.

Unlike traditional quizzes and activities from Poynter's NewsU, these assessments won't tell you the answers, so make sure you study hard before taking the tests.

Here's how this works: You have to be enrolled in the certificate program in order to earn your certificate. If you attended the live events in May then you have been automatically enrolled. In that case, you don't have to enroll.

As a bonus, we have also enrolled all of you to the Guwahati as well as the Kolkata session. So you can now watch the recording of both programs.

If you have any questions, you can always contact us at info@newsu.org.

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

This certificate is FREE for participants who attend the FREE in-person teaching event in Kolkata or Guwahati on May 2 or May 9. Participants will be enrolled by Poynter after determining their attendance at the in-person events.

Any writers, reporters, producers who want to improve their understanding of social media and analytics in digital production.

How Certificates Work:
  • Each assessment contains about 15-20 multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • You must score at least 80 percent to pass each assessment
  • You'll get three chances to pass each assessment
  • You'll have 30 minutes to complete each assessment
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate

Questions? Read our Certificates FAQ or contact us.

Training Partners:

The Gauhati University

The Gauhati University is located in Guwahati, is the first, oldest and renowned University in the entire North East India. It was established in 1948. It is a teaching-cum-affiliating university. There are several colleges, institutes etc. that are affiliated to this university. At present there are approximately 350 Colleges/Institutes which comes under this university, which are mostly located in the districts of lower and middle Assam. In a recent survey by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt.

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has a preeminent place in the history of American diplomacy as one of the oldest American Consulates anywhere in the world, and the oldest in India. President George Washington, on November 19, 1792, nominated Benjamin Joy of Newbury Port as the first American Consul to Kolkata. With the advice of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson later the third President of the United States and consent of the Senate, President Washington commissioned Joy to that office on November 21, 1792.