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Citizen Journalism School

Join the accurate journalism army with our self-paced online courses and supportive community.
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Why I started Citizen Journalism School and what you’ll learn…

Take Classes from a Longtime Journalist and Teacher

You can learn at your own pace. We’ll teach you how to think through a story, how to research and find the truth for yourself, how to record videos, how to write great stories, how to build a reputation, and much more.

We’re adding more classes all the time.

Connect with Citizen Journalists in our Exclusive Forums

Our private forums and Slack channel are the way for you to interact with our staff and most importantly–other students. Make connections, collaborate, ask questions, share data…our forums make you part of the action.

You’ll get a free domain name of your choice, a fresh installation of WordPress, and a guide on how to run your new site.

You’ll learn how to use the applications you need to get started streaming, writing, and researching.

You’ll learn how to cut through the noise and make your voice heard while promoting accurate, balanced journalism.

Free WordPress Website + Hosting

You’ll have WordPress installed for you.

You can breathe easy knowing that we’re managing your server.

You can even take a course that teaches you how to use your new site.

Get Feedback And Win Prizes in Our Weekend Challenges

Every weekend you’ll have a chance to take part in one of our Weekend Challenges. These take just a few minutes and are accessible to anyone. You can try something new, get personal feedback on your work, and you might even win a prize.

Podcasting & Broadcasting

Sometimes the best way to tell your stories is to take them on-air!. We’ll teach what you need to know, from the equipment to techniques to interview skills.

Learn to report, host, produce and present…maybe even become part of our student-run internet radio station, Citizen Journalism Radio and host your own show!

We’re Improving The Site

We’re making improvements to the school, creating new opportunities for students, and doing everything we can to make this an unparalleled opportunity for citizen journalists.

We’re constantly working to make journalism better, and to help you become the best journalist you can be.