Michigan State University
Capstone: Create your own professional journalistic portfolio
Michigan State University

Capstone: Create your own professional journalistic portfolio

This course is part of Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization

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Joanne C. Gerstner
Jeremy Steele
David Poulson

Instructors: Joanne C. Gerstner

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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15 hours (approximately)
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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15 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

You are now embarking on the important steps to create your own journalistic news report portfolio, which is be your Capstone final assignment. This journey will take you through the process journalists use to deliver the news to their audiences, providing a strong opportunity to display your skills honed during the Specialization Courses. You will start your portfolio here, through making your first choices: determining the topic and style for your news report.

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2 videos3 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Gathering of information for your Capstone news report is a critical step, as strong development and work at this stage will help produce a professional quality final product. You will gain experience and practice using news sources such as government documents, statistics, planning for interviews with people. You will plan your sources for your news report, and further your understanding of the newsgathering process.

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3 videos1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This may be the most challenging step of the process for some Learners! But we know you can do it. Journalists need to be strong interviewers - and listeners - in order to get the information, quotes and understanding needed to compile professional news reports. You will master the interviewing process, by developing your questions, ethically and effectively conducting the interviews, and then reviewing your content for your news report development.

What's included

3 videos1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This is the stage where you take all the research, interviews and facts and transform it into a news report for a public audience. You will execute, based on your own journalistic process, developing critical thinking skills, news judgment and the art of delivering ethical and effective news reports for your audience. It's sometimes easy, sometimes very challenging. Each news report is unique. Follow where your facts, news gathering and interviews take you.

What's included

4 videos2 readings2 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

Congratulations! You are almost to the finish line of this Specialization Capstone. We know you have come a long way in learning about journalism and how journalists work. Now it is your turn to present your work to our Coursera community. But first, you need to make sure your news report is ready for the world! You will present a draft to the learner community, receive the Learner peer feedback, and use it make the news report final! It is time for YOU to be the journalist, using your skills, ethics and standards honed during this Specialization. Your social media "Journalism" badge will also be unlocked for you within this course.

What's included

2 videos1 reading2 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

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4.5 (18 ratings)
Joanne C. Gerstner
Michigan State University
5 Courses59,245 learners
Jeremy Steele
Michigan State University
5 Courses59,245 learners

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