Citizen Journalism Academy

Supporting quality journalism in a digital age


NOTE: Click here to browse our current course roster

The Citizen Journalism Academy is an ever-expanding resource for people who want to report on their communities, whether that means a geographic community or a community of interest. Our goal is to offer quality, free instruction on a wide variety of topics including interviewing, writing, editing, multimedia, social media, law, ethics, marketing and more.

We recognize that citizen journalism is evolving as new tools, technologies and opportunities emerge. Challenging as well is finding a business model  that can support this work, for individuals and for publications. We want to be your go-to place for information and advice.

Want to make money? Read our 15 ways to make money from your citizen journalism site.

FEATURED TUTORIAL: Part 2 (Composition) of our series of tutorials on Painting with Light and Sound

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Interested in contributing?

Please email us at citizenjournalismacademy AT if you would like to contribute an article or video to the site. We welcome stories of success - and failure - as well as practical tips and tutorials.