Ruptly, the award-winning international news and media agency, today announces the launch of Ruptly Academy, a new virtual school that aims to discover the next generation of journalism talent.

Ruptly Academy’s first programme, a free 10-week course in Practical Journalism, will begin on 29 October. It will feature tutorials by Ruptly’s own senior team as well as assignments, feedback webinars and personal coaching.

Upon completion, outstanding candidates will be offered an internship at one of Ruptly’s international bureaus – underlining the agency’s commitment to becoming a home for the talent of tomorrow.

Dinara Toktosunova, CEO of Ruptly, comments: “The post-COVID world will be a very challenging place for young journalists. As a major player in the news industry, we feel it is up to us to do whatever we can to nurture up-and-coming talent. Ruptly Academy will provide valuable training and employment opportunities for young, ambitious reporters and help them fulfil their potential. We’re excited to play our part in raising the journalists who will shape the future of news.”

The Academy’s first course will include a wide range of subjects from content verification and live broadcasting techniques to working in warzones, making money in journalism and harnessing the power of social media,

It was specifically designed as an online course to help young talent currently constrained by coronavirus restrictions, but also to attract the widest range of applicants and to enable participants to fit the classes in around their own schedules.

Applications for the course open today and run until 15 October. The course goes live on 29 October.

More information is available at the Ruptly Academy website.