Vskills Certified Online Journalist (Govt. Certification)

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What is this course about

Journalism

Journalism Introduction
History of Journalism
Types of Journalism
Journalism Ethics and Standards
Legal status

Online Journalism

Online Journalism Introduction
History
Impact on Readers
Impact on Publishers
Characteristics of online journalism
Work outside traditional press
Blogs
Citizen Journalism
Legal Issues

Communication Skills

Basics of Communication
Communication types
Communication Barriers
Verbal Communication
Non-Verbal Communication
Communication Skills Development

Written Communication Skills

Definition
Need for written communication
Elements of Good Writing
Contents of Written Communication
Audience and Format
Composition and Style
Structure
Grammatical Errors
Proofing
The six ‘C’s of effective writing
Structuring the writing task
Rules for News Writing and Reporting

Computers Basics

Introduction - What is Computer?
Characteristics of computer
Commonly Used Computer Terms
Units of a computer system
Representation of information
Basic Operations of a Computer – Input, Process and Output
Input Devices
Output Devices
Storage Devices
Types of Software
Disk Organization Terms
Operating System
User Interface
Word Processing

Internet

Networking Concepts
Internet Terms (Hypertext, URL, Domain Name)
Web Browser and ISP
Upload and download files
Control of Internet
Email
RSS readers and feeds
Instant Messaging
File Transfer Protocol
Search Engine Optimization
Digital Audio
Digital Image
Digital Video
Podcasting

Online Reporting Process

The Report writing process
Prewriting
Basics of Reporting
Writing
Revising
Editing
Story Editing
Publishing
The Online Process
Tips for Writing

Blogs and Blogging

Blog Basics
History of Blogging
Types
Popularity
Blog and mass media
Blogs Advantages
Disadvantages of Blogs
Blogging Requirements
Blog Components
Important Terminologies

Online Storytelling

Storytelling Concepts
Workflow of Online Storytelling

Social Media Reporting

Social Media Basics
Facebook
Other Social Networks
Social Networks as a Source of News
Driving Traffic
Best Practices

Journalism Ethics

Basic Concepts
Common Elements
Self-Regulation
Ethics and Standards in Practice

Media Laws

Privacy
Obscenity and Bad Taste
The India Copyright Act 1957
The Trademark Act 1999
Prasar Bharati Act - 1990
Official Secrets Act - 1923
Information Technology Act - 2000

Other Online Journalism

Open Source Journalism
Civic Journalism
Citizen Journalism
Collaborative Writing
Indy Media
Embedded Journalism

Online Newspaper
Streaming Media

Basic Streaming Concepts
Evolution
Broadcasting Techniques

Electronic Publishing

Basic Concepts
Electronic Publishing Process

What are the course deliverables ?

Process
• Post registration get login credentials of your online profile
• Receive reading material
• Post preparation, schedule exam date and exam center from your online profile within six months of order date.
• Clear the exam and get hard copy and soft copy certificate with LinkedIn recommendation

Program Schedule

• No fixed dates.
• Prepare and appear for certification exam
 

Program Highlights

Benefits of Vskills Certification
• Government certification
• No Minimum educational qualification
• No time commitment
• Improve employability
• Certification valued and approved by Industry
• Become a part of Vskills Job centre for life
• Enriched professional experience by being a Vskills Alumni

Desired Course Seeker Profile

• No minimum eligibility
• No experience needed