The Language, Math and News Literacy Certificate is exactly what it promises: a rigorous assessment-based course that focuses on three areas key to a career in today’s communications job market: language, mathematics and news literacy.
In the first section, adapted from our Language Primer Certificate, students will explore grammar, punctuation and word use, exploring why the fundamentals matter and what you need to know to succeed as a writer. The second section, adapted from our Math for Journalists Certificate, focuses solely on math, helping you confront numbers head-on and write about them accurately, ethically and elegantly. In the last section, adapted from our MediaWise Fact-Checking 101 course, you’ll learn the basics of misinformation, how to quickly fact-check suspicious posts, and how to identify even the sneakiest of online ads.
Each section includes an assessment that will rate your comprehension of the lessons, and includes multiple quizzes and drills along the way to help with retention. The self-directed course should take 10-12 hours to complete, and all successful participants will receive a final certificate proving proficiency.
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