The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics.” The free course in English starts February 3 and ends March 9, 2014.

The MOOC will give students an overview of the use of social media in journalism and best practices in finding and distributing news with these tools. Students will learn about the best journalistic uses of professional Facebook and Twitter accounts, where to find sources and story ideas on social media, how to verify information and other ethical considerations, how to cultivate an audience and a brand, developing a content strategy, and measuring success on social media.

Click here to register.