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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Capstone news report portfolio: the start!

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Formats for news reports2m
3 readings
Setting up your Capstone portfolio10m
The Capstone news report structure10m
News report refresher and concepts10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Capstone news report portfolio: News gathering

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min)
3 videos
What are sources?5m
Rules for dealing with sources8m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Capstone news report portfolio: Interviewing sources

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min)
3 videos
Interview preparation6m
Executing interviews6m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Capstone news report portfolio: Assembling your news

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Using quotes effectively11m
Multimedia and you4m
Developing leads4m
2 readings
Tips for sorting newsgathering10m
News report structure checklist10m

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About the Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization

This Specialization will develop and enhance your understanding of the global field of journalism. You'll learn best practices and ethical standards for newsgathering processes and compiling a news report through hands-on projects, peer-to-peer feedback, and issue exploration. You will also study journalism's impact on societal issues and trends, plus explore career opportunities in newspapers, magazine, social media, Internet multimedia, television, radio, corporate and community journalism. The final Capstone project will guide you through the journalistic portfolio process, where you will conceptualize, report and complete a professional-quality news report....
Become a Journalist: Report the News!

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