This section is for the biographical data contained at the bottom of articles contributed by the various authors who donate their training modules to Media Helping Media. It's simply a storage space for updated information.

Radio training at the Media Resources and Training Center of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Image by Media Helping Media and released under Creative Commons for non-commercial use.

Free journalism training modules

These training modules have been put together to offer ongoing help to journalists in transition states, post-conflict countries, and areas where the media is still developing. 

The only conditions for using these modules are that you let us know if you spot any typos. Many have been written on planes, in departure lounges and in hotels, and they might contain spelling errors. Also, because these modules are released under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0, you need to credit Media Helping Media (or the author if it is a module written by a guest) with a mention and a link if copy, reuse or you refer to them online. 

If you have a training module you would like to make available, please use the contact us form and let us know.


TV and radio production training in Buon Me Thuot, Dak Lak, Vietnam. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

This section contains modules covering the basics for those starting off in a career in journalism. It covers what makes news, how to write a story intro and script, interviewing tips, fact checking, the public interest test and whether your journalism passes the 'who says' test.


Financial journalism training in Nairobi, Kenya. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

This section contains modules covering advanced journalism training including how to avoid being manipulated, understanding the public service remit, some tips on how to run an effective news meeting and ensure you get the best out of your staff, and setting news priorities.


Ethical journalism training in Baku, Azerbaijan. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

This section is all about journalistic integrity. It contains modules covering the every day ethical issues that journalists face in the course of their work. We look at what impartiality, integrity, fairness, taste and decency, offence, privacy, and accuracy mean to journalists. You might want to read our introduction to the ethics section before you try the modules below.


Investigative journalism training Belgrade, Serbia. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

This section contains modules covering investigative journalism. Many have been written by journalism trainer and investigative journalist Don Ray and cover how to understand an interview, read between the lines in complex documents and how to carry out a piece of investigative journalism.


Media strategy training Kampala, Uganda. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons"

This section contains modules covering how to set up a converged newsroom delivering content to multiple devices, how to create a forward planning department producing original journalism, creating a social media strategy, going hyperlocal and running a media business.


Media training at the MRTC in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

This section of the site contains training modules for those involved in international media development. We look at media assistance and how to decide who to help, how media development could improve, and some tips for international media trainers working in post-conflict and transition countries.


Exiled media training in Kampala, Uganda. Image by Media Helping Media released under Creative Commons

A collection of situations where editorial ethics are put to the test. These scenarios are a mix of actual and invented dilemmas of the type journalists around the world face every day. Links to modules are provided to help you decide on the most appropriate course of action.


This section is for answers to questions asked in some of the site's training modules. It is not meant as a collection of modules in itself, just as a storage place for the solutions to the issues raised in the articles on the site.


Media Helping Media is a free-to-use, non profit-making site run by volunteers who are involved in building or supporting independent media in transition and post-conflict countries. The following is a list of information designed to help you understand and use this site.

 


 

 

 

Journalism students at the Media Resources and Training Centre of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. This image is released by Media Helping Media under Creative CommonsIn 2010 we decided to only publish training modules on the site.

Before that we covered various news items about the media in need and issues affecting the media around the world.

All those articles have been archived and can be found here. Below is a list of sections with all the archived news stories.

News items are now posted on the Media Helping Media Posterous blog.