Ruptly Launches Free Online Course To Get Budding Reporters Newsroom-Ready

Ruptly, the award-winning international news and media agency, today announces the launch of Ruptly Academy, a free virtual school that aims to discover and mentor the next generation of journalism talent.

Ruptly Academy’s first program, a free 10-week course in Practical Journalism, will begin on Oct. 29 and applications are now open. It will feature tutorials by Ruptly’s own senior team and will cover topics that rarely feature in modern media courses — everything from content verification and live broadcasting techniques to working in war zones, making money from journalism and harnessing the power of social media.

Dinara Toktosunova, CEO of Ruptly, said: “Ruply has always been committed to finding and mentoring the best journalists in the world and the Ruptly Academy is an exciting new way for us to discover and nurture the next wave of upcoming talent. It’s open to everyone who feels they have something to offer the news industry. Aspiring journalists today face huge challenges and we have designed the Academy specifically to equip them with the practical knowledge and skills that will give them a head start in this highly competitive market.”

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As well as a series of tutorials, participants will also be given practical assignments, follow-up webinars and individual feedback – all on a flexible schedule that fits around their work or studies.

Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a certificate, and outstanding candidates will be offered the chance to gain vital experience at one of Ruptly’s international bureaus — putting what they have learned to the test.

To be considered for a place at Ruptly Academy, candidates are invited to submit a short video explaining why they are the ideal candidate for the programme, along with a CV and covering letter. Applications will run from today until Oct. 15. More information is available at the Ruptly Academy website.

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