Caribbean journalists complete digital media training program

Nearly 40 journalists from 10 Caribbean countries spent September participating in a special digital journalism training program offered by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers in conjunction with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

The month-long program included training on several topics, such as the use of digital media, reporting on Information Communication Technologies, ethics for journalists in the digital era, social networks and news, writing for the web, digital storytelling, multimedia, and media delivery in the 21st century.

In addition to face-to-face sessions, the program also included an online component, developed by the Knight Center, designed to help journalists understand the changing domestic and international mass media landscape, technological developments, new professional demands and emerging developmental issues. It combined foundational aspects of journalism training with intermediate-level instruction on the technical aspects of print and online publishing and broadcast production.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.