This day-long course, delivered by former BBC journalist and social media consultant Sue Llewellyn, is a practical, hands-on session on how to use social media for newsgathering.
Designed to help you find people, stories and follow breaking news, it explores the digital landscape and the emergence of new messaging channels and trends.
The digital landscape
Finding people and communities
Advanced search tips and techniques
Managing the flood
At the end of this course, participants will have a clear understanding of how to search social media: find information, geolocate people and uncover original stories. They will also understand the basics of how to search and verify UGC content.
"Have really learnt a lot today, excellent content and delivery. The course was tailored to meet my individual needs and I will be putting much of the learning into practice."