Certified Online Journalist

How It Works

  1. 1. Select Certification & Register
  2. 2. Receive Online e-Learning Access (LMS)
  3. 3. Take exam online anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. Get certified & Increase Employability

Test Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
  • There is NO negative marking in this module.
  • Online exam.

Benefits of Certification

$49.00 /-
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Why should I take this certification?

This certification will cover various areas of 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.

How will I benefit from this Certification?

Vskills Certified Online Journalism Candidates will find employment in companies specialized in media or internet based content services or public relation. Various public and private companies also need online journalists for their media or internet media or public relations departments.

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Vskills Certified Online Journalism Candidates will find employment in Top MNC's and organisations like InfoEdge, HT Media, Zee Entertainment, TV 18, ibibo, CLeartrip etc.

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  • 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

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