Things have changed since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for US$19 billion in 2014. The social network made the app free for everyone, and what was an already popular messaging tool became even more popular — active monthly users surged from 200 million in April 2013 to 1.5 billion in December 2017.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now receiving applications for a new AT&T-funded online course on public service journalism. The course will teach 40 Brazilian journalists how to use digital tools to produce multimedia projects on critical public interest issues affecting impoverished communities.
The five-week online course called “Digital Tools for Effective Public Service Journalism” is scheduled to start February 27, 2012.
I helped journalists use satellites to track environmental destruction in the Amazon.