Monday, June 24, 2013 – Sunday, July 28, 2013

Journalists and communication specialists who work for organizations or independently in Mexico can apply for this course.

The Centro de Formaci?n en Periodismo Digital (CFPD) of the Universidad de Guadalajara is offering the online course,?Digital Tools for Public Interest Journalism.? The five-week course will take place June 24-July 28.

The course aims to provide journalists with tools and techniques to help them cover issues related to public interest and transparency. Participants will also learn how to use digital tools and apply them to journalistic tasks such a refined data searches, information cross-checking, computer graphics and video processing.

Journalists who are selected to take this course will develop a digital journalism project focused on issues of public interest, such as transparency, identification of urban violence, and tracking public accounts to reduce corruption.

Thirty participants will be selected to take the course and will be awarded scholarships by AT&T and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Once the course is over, the 15 participants who have developed the best public service journalism projects will receive advice for a month to finalize their proposals.

Interested participants should be able to commit a minimum of two months to this course.

The deadline is June 16.

For more information (in Spanish), click here.

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