Featured Course: Open Journalism and the Open Web

Exciting news: Mozilla, Hacks/Hackers, Medill School at Northwestern University, and The Media Consortium are collaborating to run “Open Journalism & the Open Web,” a FREE, six-week interactive online course that will bring together journalists and programmers. Registration is now open. Limited space is available — there are spaces for twenty programmers and twenty journalists — and registration is first-come, first-served.

Register today at P2P:  http://p2pu.org/general/open-journalism-open-web

Course start date: September 15, 2010
Course end date:   October 27, 2010

This course is great opportunity to learn from peers and subject-matter experts about the ways that technology is changing news production, and how these changes can be integrated into your work. Here’s the tentative course outline:

+ The fundamentals of journalism and coding
+ Project management
+ Edit it. Fork it. The art of collaboration and journalism
+ Big Ugly Datasets For Thumb-Fingered Journalists
+ Maps. Maps. Everywhere
+ Data journalism and government

The course will focus on practical opportunities to put your skills as a professional journalist, or professional programmer, to work. You’ll also have the opportunity learn directly from other professionals through hands-on assignments and a weekly conference call with news innovation experts. (The course readings, online participation, and a seminar are expected to require roughly 4-6 hours per week.)

Register today at Peer2Peer University

About jessykate

Jessy is a technologist, hacker, designer of experimental institutions, and community builder.


  1. Susan Washington

    Would like to register for this. Pls contact me when registration is available. Several attempts today to register online failed due to Web site issues.

  2. Tim Hare

    Registration for the site seems to just hang… are you suffering the Slashdot Effect from Boing-Boing?

  3. rebeccakahn

    That’s exactly what happened! We couldn’t keep up with our own popularity!
    However, everything is sorted now, and we’re back on track. There are even some spaces left on the Open Journalism course, so please head over and sign up!

  4. John117

    Fantastic, i’ve been looking for something like this for ages as i love to write. Thanks a lot!

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