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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Effectively delivering the news to your audience by Michigan State University

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51 reviews

About the Course

Being a successful journalist is more than hunting down information. How journalists process the information, then put it together, are key steps for news reports. You will learn the process, planning, requirements of how journalists develop their news reports. There are many ways to report news reports, and you will learn different forms of how to perform reporting and writing to serve different audiences. This course also explains the different formats within journalism, beyond the written word and how they are best utilized....

Top reviews

Jun 29, 2018

Fantastic Class! I have a BA in Journalism and I felt the Coursera/MSU SoJ Classes were indeed tougher and give a much better example of 'real world' than you will find in most class rooms.

Aug 26, 2020

It was very broad and more broad than what i learnt in my University. The lecturers are very well skilled and professionals in their field

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By Daniel Z

Nov 16, 2017

Very helpful course, effective.

By Isha R

Oct 8, 2020

was super fun and informative!

By Marie V

Jun 11, 2016

This was a good review course.

By Alaa a

Jun 16, 2019

It was great course thank you

By Mohamed S E

Feb 18, 2017

An amazing course indeed

By Winston A W

Oct 13, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Amadou A A

May 25, 2016

simple and super

By Majd B

May 11, 2020

شكرا لجهودكم


Nov 13, 2020

I was good

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By Sharolyn R

Jan 10, 2019

Good overview of issues that budding journalist need to consider throughout the reporting process even before the reporting and post-publishing begins. Who is your audience? How can you adapt the information to make it user-friendly and more digestible to your intended audience? What's the medium to be used to publish the report? What tools will you need beforehand to capture your story in the intended medium (print text, internet, video, audio)? Some things are obvious as we are all media consumers and can apply our own experiences but the assignments (though simplistic) when taken seriously, really help you to think and apply the concepts on your own. I found myself applying the assignment instructions in my day to day readings. It was insightful. Good job MSU Journalism School!!!!

By Marlot H

Jul 12, 2019

It's a great course. I enjoy the number of practical exercises in combination with interesting videos. However, the feedback from peers is not always fair. However, you have to resubmit. It would be nice if an instructor from the course would look at it if it was really fair or not.

By Mary s

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By Leon R

Oct 11, 2018

Once again, I enjoyed the course! I think the course could be improved significantly if all of the elementary-level grammar errors were corrected in the presentation slides.

By Masoud A

Dec 22, 2020

A well-structured course, the short video sessions helped in understanding the world of journalism in a brief and concise fashion.

By Lauren N

Dec 6, 2016

This course was excellent and I completed it feeling that what I have learnt is truly of value and relevant to this industry.

By Sela J A

Dec 17, 2016

Really enjoying the courses so far. Learning so much from what I already know from past studies and work experience.

By Gayle M

Jul 24, 2019

Very helpful. Thank you.


Jul 24, 2020

highly interesting

By Sarah S

Oct 10, 2017

Very interesting!

By Vorian M

May 8, 2018

The quality control of the course is not very good. Some videos repeat the same take twice. Some questions are misplaced. Some of the peer review prompts are placed as questions for the student, which causes confusion.

The lecturers are very little personal. i.e I dont connect with them so I dont get too inspired and loose motivation with this particular course (not the subject).

I feel a bit like in a sausage machine, yet there are not enough students on the course to review my assignments, or for me to review assignments. I keep on having to go back to, a for me completed course, to see if there is anyone I can review to get my certificate.

This goes for all of the courses in the series, regretfully.

By Daniel D B

Jun 11, 2016

I found some of the topics repetitive and trivial, already covered in previous courses of the specialization. However, there was good advice that still makes it a worthwhile course.