Michigan State University

Journalism, the future, and you!

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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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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27 hours (approximately)
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(356 reviews)

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97%

Beginner level
No prior experience required
27 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 5 modules in this course

You will learn about journalism profession, the Michigan State University School of Journalism, our world-class faculty and the world-class atmosphere of Michigan State University. We are proud to have Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, distinguished authors and broadcasters, and award-winning scholarly faculty all part of our Michigan State Journalism family. We are a special place, where amazing things happen every day.

What's included

4 videos

High ethical standards are essential to developing and maintain trust in the press, in news organizations and in individual journalists in all forms of media: print, broadcast, multimedia and social media. You will learn how to understand a journalist's ethical obligations, and then carry out your professional duties in a trustworthy way, even in the face of pressure in all mediums. You will be empowered to make strong decisions as a journalist to serve your audiences, as well as your outlet.

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4 videos1 reading3 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

Journalists must make difficult decisions - tough calls - that require careful analysis and deep thought. You will learn how journalists must balance competing interests in a sensitive way that still gives primary attention to the needs of your audience, not to your personal self-interest or the self-interest of your news consumers. You will be empowered with the tools and information to assess these challenges of the profession, and then make the correct decisions for safety/welfare and journalistic credibility.

What's included

4 videos4 quizzes4 peer reviews

Journalism today is unrestrained by national political borders in most of the world. The Internet and social media make it possible to follow events around the globe and to obtain news and information from multiple sources at the same time. However, the press and individual journalists can operate differently in some ways from country to country, depending on national laws, political systems, cultural values and economic resources of news organizations. You will learn how to understand national press systems, constraints on press freedom, broad techniques for covering international news from within your own country and the important work of international correspondents.You will be empowered to consider how you could serve your audience by doing journalism from an international perspective.

What's included

4 videos3 quizzes4 peer reviews

How will people get their news and information in the future, and what will your role be in providing that news and information. Now it is your turn to think about your place. You will learn about journalism careers, freelance journalism and predictions for the future of the news industry. You will be empowered to understand, and then conceptualize, how your life and skills fit into journalism's many careers and forms. We hope you will be inspired to find your place - and voice - in journalism.

What's included

4 videos3 quizzes3 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

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4.8 (81 ratings)
Joanne C. Gerstner
Michigan State University
5 Courses59,323 learners
Jeremy Steele
Michigan State University
5 Courses59,323 learners

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