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About the Course

This is it! It is time for YOU to be the journalist, and practice and display the skills you have learned through this Specialization journey. You will create your own professional journalistic portfolio, culminating in the creation of your own news report from start to finish. You will go through all the steps and skills used by professional journalists: conceptualizing a news report idea, reporting, interviewing, researching, and then compiling the information for an audience. Your learner community, along with the Michigan State Journalism team, will be with you every step of the way. Having a professional portfolio will help you market yourself as a journalist, showing off your work product, as well as practice and hone your journalistic skill set. You will receive an exclusive premium "Journalism" badge for social media, to display your Capstone completion....

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Jul 24, 2020

I enjoyed all sessions. The faculty is fantastic and I got a lot in just 5 weeks.


May 05, 2020

Great course, love it and learned from great professionals!

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By Charles S

Nov 28, 2016

Overall this course was great but I wish that the timeline was a little clearer from the get-go. I had to rush at the end because I didn't realize week 2 was for finding sources, week 3 was for contacting them, week 4 was for interviews, etc...

If the MSU staff could have given their feedback on our final projects, that would have been another plus, but I know it's difficult with so many students.

By Elisa B

Oct 20, 2019

This was the final part of a great specialisation, which has given me the confidence to actually see myself as a Journalist and do the work involved. Many thanks to all the Course Team, who made learning easy and enjoyable, and to all the fellow learners who helped me along the way. Everything about this specialisation was useful and fun to learn. Best wishes from Elisa. I will miss you all but am now equipped to do some really worthwhile work.

By Ibtihal A B A Y A

Nov 01, 2018

A highly informative, applicable& easy to follow course by absolutely knowledgeable professors. The thorough, well-organized& engaging course content reflects the the professionalism & the extensive knowledge of the professors in this field. Really looking forward to enrolling in other courses by the same professors & Michigan State University . Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to learn from you.

By Shane M R

Nov 29, 2016

Excellent opportunity to show off the skill sets learned . As a returning journalist, I knocked off the rust and picked up a few new skills. Deadlines, which you live on in the industry help you get acquainted with performing work on a tight schedule. This class along with the other offered MSU Journalism Specialization courses will give you what you'll need to get a foot in the door.

By Daniel Z

Nov 16, 2017

Great course! Not too hard, not too easy. The guided writing of a news report is very well done, and provides good support.

By Paul H D

Nov 29, 2016

an excellent course in order to start a career as a professional Journalist. Thank you all

By Antonio V

Jul 24, 2020

I enjoyed all sessions. The faculty is fantastic and I got a lot in just 5 weeks.


Sep 01, 2020

Good course, it taught me a lot and I'm proud of my achievement

By Alexandre P d P B

May 05, 2020

Great course, love it and learned from great professionals!

By Luciano M

Mar 02, 2020

Excellen tcourse with wonderful instructors ;-)

By Abusaeed M A

Sep 22, 2016

A great course to learn Journalism

By Robert B S M

May 15, 2019

Great program...thanks.

By Ruben G

May 06, 2018

This is it!

By Alaa A

Jun 17, 2019

Thank you

By Monika P

Sep 19, 2016

Thank you for sharing us the guidance for creating the Capstone Project, the final Course under Specialization - Journalism, Report the News!

Enjoyed it very much, also the time spent to review my peers objectively as much as I enjoyed reading their reviews.

Is there going to be other related writing studies from MSU through Coursera?

Best Regards,

Monika Pandiangan (Monik)

By Sanah

Jul 15, 2020

I learned a lot of new things. This was a very informative course and I liked it a lot.

By Pierre V

Aug 09, 2019

Very good