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Creating Credible Content

Build high quality, credible content

Create content that is reliable, valid and builds trust and credibility
This minicourse will build your awareness of the importance of sourcing high quality, credible content for your role as a communications professional. The coursework aims to engage you in the critical evaluation of a variety of sources to determine their credibility, and the development of skills in sourcing information from key sources, including interviewees, and approaching your role as a communicator ethically.
About the course
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
  • Apply professional research and communication skills to evaluate the veracity of a range of sources to produce credible content
  • Apply ethical and professional decision making skills to create and manage communication across various contexts
What topics will you cover?
  • Researching credible content
  • Using reliable sources
  • Ethical and professional decision making
  • Interviewing skills
To be eligible for a digital badge for this minicourse, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes preparing a story proposal, interviewing for the story and evaluating your performance in the interview.
26 Apr 2021
21 Jun 2021
16 Aug 2021
11 Oct 2021
University level expertise
Rebecca Te'o lectures in journalism at the University of Southern Queensland. She has previously worked as a journalist for APN News & Media, then one of Australia‘s largest news publishers. Her research interests are in conflict journalism and trauma, and professional communications.
Creating Credible Content
A $710

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Digital Badges
When you successfully complete the assessment, earn credible digital badges you can share online via LinkedIn
USQ acknowledges the Giabal and Jarowair peoples of the Toowoomba area, the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul peoples of Ipswich and Springfield, the Kambuwal peoples of Stanthorpe and the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, Sydney as the keepers of ancient knowledge where USQ campuses and hubs have been built and also pays respect to Elders – past, present and future.
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