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Free Online Course from Canvas: Media Writing and Editing

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Free Online Course from Canvas: Media Writing and Editing

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Canvas Network offers a free online course in Media writing. In this virtual newsroom, candidates will learn reporting, writing, researching, and multimedia techniques for all news media platforms, and then they will dig deeper into how social media, community-centered journalism, and multimedia elements can enhance coverage.

It is unlike any other writing, in this course Canvas will use interviewing and reporting with real people to tell real, true stories that contain facts and quotes. Every story must have news value that appeals to the readers, while following a very strict code.

Journalism is made for people who have a burning desire to know everything and share confirmed, factual information with others in a clear and concise style, and Canvas will work together with learners to figure out how they can be that person.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Write and produce professional news content, displaying a command of grammar, spelling, syntax, and Associated Press style.
  2. Understand the need for fairness, accuracy and expediency in news stories.
  3. Write news articles in the inverted pyramid and feature style.
  4. Demonstrate basic skills of interviewing and researching.

Target Audience

This course is targets:

  • Those looking to develop skills as a writer for media publications.
  • Those with an interest in journalism.
  • High school and university students.
  • Media professionals.

About the Instructor:

This course will be taught by Nicole Kraft, who spent 25 years as an award-winning reporter, editor and magazine journalist, while working also in public relations for professional sports and government communications.

About Canvas:

Canvas is the a Learning Management System (LMS) that makes teaching and learning (along with implementation, adoption, customer support, student success, and bragging to your non-Canvas-using peers) easier. Designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun.


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Media and Journalism, Writing

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees
Opportunity will take place in
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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