London College of Communication is excited to introduce a brand new short course for 2018, Digital Journalism , where participants will get a sound understanding of the opportunities and challenges digital technology brings to journalism, taught by Ben Gilbert.
Participants will explore recent groundbreaking news stories – Trump and fake news, the Panama papers, citizen reporting of terror attacks – by delving into the technology, tools, and issues that produced them.
Ben is an NCTJ-trained journalist with more than 15 years’ experience at leading digital platforms including Yahoo and Microsoft and more recently was the editorial director at the startup MOVE Guides. He is now an Associate Lecturer here at LCC and has a background as a music journalist, developing digital content as a writer, editor and producer.
Unveiling the latest addition to LCC’s short courses, Ben is this post’s guest blog writer, explaining the backdrop to Digital Journalism in a landscape of fake news, post-truth and partisan content and what to expect from the five-day course next year.