TikTok and News

TikTok was the most talked about social media platform of 2020. The use of the app has been growing rapidly and it is thought to have more than 800 million users with the majority being young females. 

Join faculty member Justin Kings to explore how public media can use TikTok to engage users with news and current affairs. He will also address the considerable challenges that TikTok brings, including data security concerns and the fact it is primarily based around music and entertainment. Case studies for the e-Master Class will be confirmed in due course.

Who it's for:

  • Pre-requisite for this e-Master Class: basic understanding of how to use TikTok
  • Digital and social media editors and producers
  • News editors
  • News journalists and producers

Guest Speakers:

  • To be confirmed

What you will learn:

Audience Insight: Grasp the specificities of TikTok format to reach new news audiences
Editorial: How to respond to the challenges that TikTok poses
Social: The key opportunities that TikTok provides and how to start to seize on them
Storytelling: How to create engaging topical TikTok news content
Strategy: How to build a TikTok strategy for news and current affairs


Tuesday 23 February 2021: 10:00-12:30 CET
Wednesday 24 February 2021: 10:00-12:30 CET
Thursday 25 February 2021: 10:00-12:30 CET

Equipment needed by participants

TikTok app on mobile device

Faculty member


Audience Editorial Social Storytelling Strategy


23 - 25 Feb 2021


Registration Deadline

22 Feb 2021

Registration details

Fee: €250

Working languages


Partners and Sponsors


Contact detail

Hélène Rauby-Matta
Business Development Manager
+41 22 717 24 21