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Gathering and Developing the News, Michigan State University

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39 reviews

About this Course

Journalists develop information through interviews and sources. The most successful journalists quickly master these important skill sets. The production of journalism relies on several elements: newsgathering, interviewing sources, researching and trying to find as much information as possible. The course will also teach you how to where to find information, interviewing skills and how to process information from various sources for publication....

Top reviews

By HS

Nov 27, 2016

I like the course and the teachers. I don't like the peer review because most of the students don't work hard enough on their reviews. I do want the challenge and the feedback.

By RM

Mar 26, 2016

This course was a great follow up to the first one. Knowing where to go to find sources is very important. I was especially intrigued by the section on crowd-sourcing content.

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40 Reviews

By Elisa Bird

Mar 20, 2019

A very helpful course which has improved my knowledge significantly and taught me some very useful skills.

By Lijuan Zhang

Mar 12, 2019

There some technical issues with this course:

the assignment and preview is not working! makes it impossible to complete the course.

By Pierre Varly

Mar 03, 2019

very instructive and practical

By Chloe Donnelly

Dec 27, 2018

very helpful.

By Sindhu Ramakrishnan

Dec 17, 2018

Interesting course and easy to complete for those with interest.

By Ryo Goto

Oct 25, 2018

Good material, Good tools, Thanks^^

By Jeremy Andriano

Aug 23, 2018

Really helpful. Especially for advice on interviewing people.

By Ibtihal Abo Bakr Ali Youssef Ali

Aug 12, 2018

A highly informative, applicable& easy to follow course by absolutely knowledgeable professors. The thorough, well-organized& engaging course content reflects the the professionalism & the extensive knowledge of the professors in this field. Really looking forward to enrolling in other courses by the same professors & Michigan State University . Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to learn from you.

By Leon Reese

Jul 29, 2018

So far so good. The only thing that I see that can be improved are the assignment prompts. In both courses that I have taken, the initial prompt in the instructions is usually different than the prompt in the submissions.

By Lippe Borgo

Jul 20, 2018

Overall the course is great, but there was one thing could be improved.

The questions asked after each week were too easy, to not say dumb. I think it could have more difficulty so learners will have to study more and dedicate more time for the course.