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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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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

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.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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

1 hour to complete

Earning and keeping trust

1 hour 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 newsgathering4m
Understanding how to use numbers6m
Sifting, sorting and choosing information6m
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 correctly6m
Audience, tone, leads, sources6m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

More than words

1 hour 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 multimedia4m
Audio best practices6m
Adding Video to Your News Report6m
Adding layers with multimedia6m

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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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