Oct 17th 2016

Content Strategy for Professionals: Managing Content (Coursera)

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In the second course of the Content Strategy Specialization - "Managing Content" - you will dive deeper into Content Strategy by learning some great options for managing your important content once it's been created. You will look at media platforms and how best to tell an organization’s “content story” across those platforms using a human-centered design.

Then, you'll take a close look at ways to best utilize social and mobile media, as well as some of the issues around insourcing/outsourcing content. Finally, you'll get an inside look at how legal issues associated with Content Strategy are handled in companies large and small around the globe.

This course serves professionals who want to learn to manage their trustable, engaging and often interactive content to advance their enterprise’s future and their own career in it. As a bonus, we've also included a toolkit to download and take back to work. Can’t remember the 3 truths that frame all communications in the digital age? Need to convince a co-worker that a human centered design approach is best for your project? Want to review how you create an engaging brand for your content? You will find answers to those questions and more in the toolkit.

Guest lecturers in this course include:

-- Emily Withrow, Assistant Professor, Medill, Northwestern

-- Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Washington Post

-- Randy Hlavac, Lecturer, Medill, Northwestern (and lead professor of the Social Media Marketing Specialization also on Coursera)

Part of a 5-course series, the Content Strategy for Professionals Specialisation.

Content Strategy uses credible, trustworthy, transparent media to communicate stories and information to enhance an organization’s strategic goals. In this sequence of courses, you will learn best practices from recognized industry and academic experts on how to create and implement engaging content across media platforms that the people you want to reach will really value. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses in response to a real challenge facing organizations today. To fit easily into busy schedules, the sequence is constructed as four, three-week courses to better fit into any lifestyle. It is a program for you as a professional to master and then be able to use what you learn here and take it back to work. It's knowledge that will improve both your effectiveness, and your organization's. While the Specialization sequence and Capstone Project is a paid service, each of the individual courses can be taken for free. To enroll in any single course free of charge, click on the following course to navigate to its enrollment page: 1-Engaging Audiences, 2-Managing Content, 3-Expanding Your Content's Reach, 4-Ensuring Your Content's Impact.