Michigan State University

Gathering and Developing the News

This course is part of Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization

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Joanne C. Gerstner
Jeremy Steele
David Poulson

Instructors: Joanne C. Gerstner

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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22 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

How - and where - journalists obtain information can determine if their news reports will be deemed credible and trustworthy by their audience. Finding the best sources for information and quotes is a process conducted by every professional journalist. You will learn the best ways to find information and sources for your reporting.

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4 videos4 quizzes1 peer review3 discussion prompts

Successful journalists understand the need to bring in different types of information and voices to create a strong and accurate news report. You will learn how journalists carefully consider sourcing, and how to effectively and ethically interact with sources.

What's included

4 videos5 quizzes1 peer review3 discussion prompts

The interview is one of the most powerful tools of journalistic newsgathering. You will learn how journalists use interviews, the different forms it can take, how you can best prepare for it, and how to be sensitive to those who have been through trauma. A good interview can make a news report. And a bad interview can sink it.

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4 videos1 reading5 quizzes3 peer reviews

Technology and moving beyond typical sources is letting journalists reach more sources than ever before. You will learn how to use crowdsourcing, social media, press conferences and online resources as valuable tools to enhance your reporting.

What's included

4 videos5 quizzes1 peer review

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Joanne C. Gerstner
Michigan State University
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