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About the 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....

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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.


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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By Sindhu R

Dec 17, 2018

Interesting course and easy to complete for those with interest.

By Chloe D

Dec 27, 2018

very helpful.

By Elisa B

Mar 20, 2019

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

By Heather J H

Apr 02, 2019

Helped me get past my fear of "bothering" strangers with interviews.

By Ibtihal A B A Y A

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 Ryo G

Oct 25, 2018

Good material, Good tools, Thanks^^

By Jeremy A

Aug 23, 2018

Really helpful. Especially for advice on interviewing people.

By Marie V

May 08, 2016

This was really good course. It was very detailed. I do think that some of the peer evaluations should be more specific.

By Raja H R N

Nov 15, 2017

Highly recommended. This course is a fast track and full of knowledge for aspiring journalist.

By Farah S K

Aug 14, 2016

relevant and very easy to follow for beginners. I learned a lot and have been using many new findings in my own blogging and tweeting as citizen journalist.

By Hilary S

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 Liliam G P M

Mar 15, 2018

Good course!

By Anna c

Feb 18, 2017

Excellent, the instructors teach in an almost mersmerising (sorry will have to spell check that later) way. Totally fascinated by the course as I intend to write articles in the long run. I was many years ago a commercial photographer, however my pictures seem to tell a story and they are not photoshoped. So its envitable that i could not set the world on fire in that realm, but with the journalism course, I can see a way forward. Joe Grim has to have a mention just simply his saying thank you at the end of each lecture, its not something you see from people these days, then there are some very interesting personalities teaching in this course. I expect to come back and do the full specialisation at the end of this.

By Marcinho S

Jun 10, 2016

VEry informative! Able to apply the principles to my present journalism position. Wonderful. Thank you!

By Akinwande H

Jun 20, 2016

This is very educating.

By Daniel Z

Dec 25, 2016

Great course! I learned a lot about many aspects of journalism, including how to effectively interview and collect information/opinions and ask good questions. Overall, amazing course and I hope to take the next courses of this series.

By Alexandra M

Jul 17, 2017

Me gustó mucho el curso, aprendí como se deben manejar las fuentes y la información. Es un curso bastante entretenido y las herramientas que utilizan los profesoras son apropiadas para entender cómo se debe desempeñar un periodista o alguien que quiera ejercer este oficio. Lo recomiendo mucho.

By Gustavo D L

Jun 26, 2017


By Shane R

Sep 12, 2016

Having been a journalist 15 years ago and now planning a returnI have found the Coursera /Michigan State University classes to be very informative and a great refresher. I highly recommend this course and the specialization as a great way to centralize the journalistic skills you will need and use daily. I wish I'd had access to Coursera back when I first became a journalist!

By Goher I P

Nov 25, 2017

This was the brilliant course. Being a journalist I found so many new things that I did not know earlier. For beginners and for experienced, this is simply gem of a course.

By Víctor M M

Apr 17, 2017

Very good module. I'm glad of being participating on this journalism program. The platform is a breeze and the instructors from the Michigan State University School of Journalism have prepared an entertaining and very informative course. I'm happy!

By Sarah S

Aug 13, 2017

Muy completo e interesante!!, very complete and interesting!!

By firas

May 29, 2016

great course

By dushyant t

Jun 23, 2017

Great course

By Amadou A A

May 25, 2016

great, Thanks