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Intermediate Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

26 minutes to complete

Welcome to Course 3!

26 minutes to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading
4 videos
Meet your School of Journalism faculty6m
The MSU School of Journalism4m
#SpartansWill1m
1 reading
Where to find us10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Earning and keeping trust

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Using numbers wisely in news reports11m
Newsgathering...what's accurate and what's not?6m
What happens if you don't know something?3m
1 reading
Things to help sort information10m
3 practice exercises
Sorting newsgathering30m
Understanding how to use numbers30m
Sifting, sorting and choosing information30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Preparing your news report

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Choosing a news report format2m
Knowing your audience4m
1 reading
Some formats for news stories10m
2 practice exercises
Using quotes correctly30m
Audience, tone, leads, sources30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

More than words

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Adding audio to your news report11m
Adding videos to your news report5m
Why should you use multimedia?4m
2 readings
Listen to this!10m
Make Your Video More Visually Interesting10m
4 practice exercises
Ways to think about multimedia30m
Audio best practices30m
Adding Video to Your News Report30m
Adding layers with multimedia30m

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