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Sign up - Creativity in Journalism MOOC

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Sign up - Creativity in Journalism MOOC

Over the past year, WAN-IFRA’s Global Alliance for Media Innovation has proudly been part of the Horizon 2020-funded INJECT project, aimed at supporting journalists make the most out of their creative capacities even under increasing time pressure.The MOOC brings together the knowledge, technology and network developed so far to support creativity in journalism.

Making time for creativity

There's a reason why people feel most creative in the shower, on vacation or while taking a walk. Your brain seems most receptive to insightful links when it’s relaxed, happy or distracted. Because these seemingly sub-optimal moments actually open up new spaces for thinking, associating and making new connections.

Our daily rush often doesn't allow us to just be inefficient like this, which means we miss out on many opportunities for developing new ideas. Even in creative jobs like journalism, time pressure limits us to make the most out of our creative capacities.

4 weeks, 4 creative strategies

In 4 weeks, the hands-on MOOC covers different techniques that help you open up new spaces to think creatively about your work, as well as the INJECT tool that makes these techniques more readily available on a day-to-day basis.

With short video presentations, playful exercises and feedback from the team and your peers. Introduced every week by Professor of Digital Creativity Neil Maiden (City, University of London).

The MOOC will run in May and participation is free of charge.

More information

For more information and registration:


In addition to the MOOC, the INJECT Team is organising a live workshop at the World News Media Congress in Estoril, Portugal on 6 June 2018.


Andrea Wagemans


2018-04-06 09:12

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