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INTEC and the United States Embassy in the country announce the third round of the Diploma in Investigative Journalism

As a result of the previous rounds, graduates of the international diploma have published their research work in different media

INTEC and the United States Embassy in the country announce the third round of the Diploma in Investigative Journalism

SANTO DOMINGO. –The Embassy of the United States in the Dominican Republic and the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) will begin, this Monday, September 27, the third round of the International Investigative Journalism Diploma, with the participation of 60 professionals and term students of social communication and journalism from different universities in the country.

The diploma course, which is carried out through the Social Communication and Digital Media career of the Social Sciences and Humanities Area of ​​INTEC and the Directorate of Permanent Education, has a teaching staff from the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Each filtering bag interested in taking the diploma can apply by completing an online form which can be accessed through this link:

Rosa Alcántara, coordinator of the diploma and the degree in Social Communication and Digital Media, appreciated the success obtained in the first two rounds of the academic offer.

"We have encouraged collaboration between journalists from different media to develop investigative works that have been broadcast in the most important media in the country," said Alcántara.

Alex Titolo, Counselor for Public Affairs of the United States Embassy, ​​assured that "with the third round of this diploma, we reaffirm the essential role that journalism and the media play in building resilient, prosperous and free societies" .

The purpose of this training is to provide journalists with the knowledge and tools in the use and management of multiple platforms, communication channels and sources of information offered by technology.

The Diploma in Investigative Journalism will be taught in virtual mode through the MOODLE platform of the university and videoconferences. For the virtual adaptation of the courses of this diploma, the ADDIE model and its five components will be used: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation.

The course has a total of 60 hours, including six for professional seminars with local and international speakers.

At the opening of the diploma, the Monday 27 of this month of September, the American expert in virtual reality and immersive journalism, Professor Robert Hernández, from the University of Southern California, will give the keynote: "Innovation in Journalistic Investigation", which will be broadcast through INTEC's YouTube channel.

The participants who are selected for the diploma course must have access to a computer or mobile devices, connectivity and the availability of time to attend the classes that will be taught every Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm for 4 months; develop research work in groups and collaboratively and participate in tutoring sessions with expert teachers in the various areas of communication.

Participants must have a minimum and basic knowledge of tools such as Internet browsing, email, Microsoft Excel, word processing, management of the virtual learning environment used, in this case MOODLE and platforms such as Zoom.

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