Cutting-Edge Journalism Education

Welcome to Bly School of Journalism, the independent journalism school for tomorrow's journalists!

Learn all workplace-ready skills you need to work as a professional journalist in one specific field. Learn from our international, world-class, award-winning faculty who worked for notable papers as well as TV and radio stations and who attended and taught at top-pier journalism schools around the globe.

Enjoy the latest online learning experience. Earn your ISCED level 4 Certificate of Proficiency in Journalism in six to twelve months, completely online.

Online Certificate Courses in Journalism


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Who can better distinguish factual news statements from opinions?

February 8, 2019

While some say wisdom comes with age, younger Americans are better than their elders at separating factual from opinion statements in the news, according to a new analysis. Read these interesting survey results summarized by J. Gottfried and E. Grieco.

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The Powers and Dangers of Networked Journalism

January 15, 2019

When the concept of networked journalism was in its infancy, it was thought by many to be journalism’s salvation from the flailing commercial media system. As networked journalism has evolved from an academic concept to an undeniable reality, it has certainly changed the face of journalism, but that’s not to say that this brave new…

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Comeback of Long-Form Journalism

December 8, 2018

Long-Form Journalism makes a surprising comeback. In today’s world of digital communication, we have adopted a short-hand writing style. Facebook acronyms like BFF and LOL are common substitutes for complete phrases. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters. The vast majority of articles published on the web range from only 500 to 700 words in…

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Solutions Instead of Problems Focus

November 15, 2018

Solutions journalism is a new genre of journalism. According to, it’s defined as a rigorous, compelling way of reporting about responses to social issues. Solutions journalism looks into and clearly explains how people are working towards solutions for social problems. In addition to reporting about what tactics are working, solutions journalism also reports how…

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Tell Your Stories Digitally

October 21, 2018

Most people have already experienced digital storytelling in one form or another. Digital storytelling is a multimedia approach to storytelling which uses narrative, music, pictures and/or video which are put together in a sequence to relate an experience or idea. It combines traditional elements of the oral and literary tradition while integrating current digital technologies…

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Crowdsourcing in Journalism

September 17, 2018

“Crowdsourcing”, which is a portmanteau of the words “crowd” and “outsourcing”, refers to obtaining ideas, content, or funds (the latter of which is known as “crowdfunding”) by requesting contributions from large group of people, often from an online community. Crowdsourcing has a lot of practical applications, including astronomy, project funding, agriculture, gene research, and especially…

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Non-Profit Journalism as an Alternate Future?

August 10, 2018

The phenomenal rise of online journalism has led to a marked decrease in circulation and advertising revenues of traditional print media. As a result, a number of newspapers and magazines have even been forced to declare bankruptcy. As journalism is a vital component of a democratic society, traditional print media outlets continue to search for…

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Content Curation in Journalism

July 15, 2018

Curation in journalism is a gathering of articles or content together, then publication of that content within one primary resource for readers. Curation involves three main steps: Collection of potential content from different writers, creative talents and resources, such as online materials or journalists in the field Analysis of the content to determine most ethical…

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Slow Journalism for Turbulent Times?

June 10, 2018

In today’s digital world information is passed around quickly, with everyone trying to beat the competition to the finish line and report the incident first. Readers also fall into this trap, finding a snippet of information on any given news incident and then quickly moving on to the next. In the midst of all this…

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Contextual Journalism or “Just the Facts”?

May 10, 2018

The phrase “Just the facts, please,” or some variation on it appears in countless film noir and mystery stories. It’s a call by the detective for the witness to present only circumstantial facts, not adding any personal bias or opinion to the testimony. While that works for fiction, it may not be so cut-and-dried in…

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