Vskills Certified Online Journalist Vskills

Course details

Vskills certification for Online Journalist assesses the candidate as per the company’s need for online media posting and coverage. The certification tests the candidates on various areas in online journalism, writing skills, internet and computer basics, RSS, Digital audio-video, blogging, social media, ethics and legal aspects.

Why should one take this certification?
This Course is intended for professionals and graduates wanting to excel in their chosen areas. It is also well suited for those who are already working and would like to take certification for further career progression.
Earning Vskills Online Journalist Certification can help candidate differentiate in today's competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential.

Who will benefit from taking this certification?
Job seekers looking to find employment in media or internet media or public relations departments of various companies, students generally wanting to improve their skill set and make their CV stronger and existing employees looking for a better role can prove their employers the value of their skills through this certification.

Table of Contents

  • Journalism Introduction
  • History of Journalism
  • Types of Journalism
  • Journalism Ethics and Standards
  • Legal status
Online Journalism
  • Online Journalism Introduction
  • History
  • Impact on Readers
  • Impact on Publishers
  • Characteristics of online journalism
  • Work outside traditional press
  • Blogs
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Legal Issues
Communication Skills
  • Basics of Communication
  • Communication types
  • Communication Barriers
  • Verbal Communication
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Communication Skills Development
Written Communication Skills
  • Definition
  • Need for written communication
  • Elements of Good Writing
  • Contents of Written Communication
  • Audience and Format
  • Composition and Style
  • Structure
  • Grammatical Errors
  • Proofing
  • The six ‘C’s of effective writing
  • Structuring the writing task
  • Rules for News Writing and Reporting
Computers Basics
  • Introduction - What is Computer?
  • Characteristics of computer
  • Commonly Used Computer Terms
  • Units of a computer system
  • Representation of information
  • Basic Operations of a Computer – Input, Process and Output
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Types of Software
  • Disk Organization Terms
  • Operating System
  • User Interface
  • Word Processing
  • Networking Concepts
  • Internet Terms (Hypertext, URL, Domain Name)
  • Web Browser and ISP
  • Upload and download files
  • Control of Internet
  • Email
  • RSS readers and feeds
  • Instant Messaging
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Digital Audio
  • Digital Image
  • Digital Video
  • Podcasting
Online Reporting Process
  • The Report writing process
  • Prewriting
  • Basics of Reporting
  • Writing
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Story Editing
  • Publishing
  • The Online Process
  • Tips for Writing
Blogs and Blogging
  • Blog Basics
  • History of Blogging
  • Types
  • Popularity
  • Blog and mass media
  • Blogs Advantages
  • Disadvantages of Blogs
  • Blogging Requirements
  • Blog Components
  • Important Terminologies
Online Storytelling
  • Storytelling Concepts
  • Workflow of Online Storytelling
Social Media Reporting
  • Social Media Basics
  • Facebook
  • Other Social Networks
  • Social Networks as a Source of News
  • Driving Traffic
  • Best Practices
Journalism Ethics
  • Basic Concepts
  • Common Elements
  • Self-Regulation
  • Ethics and Standards in Practice
Media Laws
  • Privacy
  • Obscenity and Bad Taste
  • The India Copyright Act 1957
  • The Trademark Act 1999
  • Prasar Bharati Act - 1990
  • Official Secrets Act - 1923
  • Information Technology Act - 2000
Other Online Journalism
  • Open Source Journalism
  • Civic Journalism
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Indy Media
  • Embedded Journalism
  • Online Newspaper
Streaming Media
  • Basic Streaming Concepts
  • Evolution
  • Broadcasting Techniques
Electronic Publishing
  • Basic Concepts
  • Electronic Publishing Process
Updated on 01 February, 2019

About Vskills

Vskills is the largest certification body of India. It conducts skills testing and certification exam to improve employability. Candidates use Vskills Certifications, which are well recognized in the Industry, as certification of skills and knowledge.
Companies have benefitted by hiring pre-certified candidates from Vskills and also use the certifications for their in house employee appraisals. The certification body is affiliated to various organizations and is managed professionally by IIM Alumni.
Tests are conducted in a secure and unbiased manner, and certificates are awarded based on merit of the candidates who qualify tests.
Vskills certifications are for relevant qualifications that help students/employees quantify and prove those skills that are valued by the employer and are in great demand.

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