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About the Course

Welcome to English for Journalism, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, you will explore print and digital media through authentic readings and video lectures, while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to read, research, and develop local and global news stories. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In unit 2, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. The next unit in the course will focus on the language needed to write newspaper and magazine articles, while unit 4 will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. In the final unit of the course, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges of digital news, while completing a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....

Top reviews


Jul 13, 2020

I'm grateful for this course because I've gained different essential skills especially about journalism. Thank you Coursera and University of Pennsylvania for this great and unforgettable opportunity.


Feb 19, 2020

I have found this course quite informative about the knowhow of journalism. Now I've come to know the principles of journalism and what are the skills needed for writing or broadcasting news stories.

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By Wanda G

Aug 17, 2016

Very good for me. I'm happy to be doing this course from Brazil.

By Kateryna K

Oct 29, 2017

Amazing course! Direct, funny and interesting! Totally aproved!

By Nancy C N

Mar 29, 2017

Muy buen curso, se aprende mucho y se actualizan conocimientos.


May 10, 2020

I gained lots of skills and knowledge in this course.Thank you

By Ramkumar Y

Mar 21, 2020

Extensive learning videos and good delivery. Good assignments.

By Amr F

May 14, 2020

I've learned a lot in this course so thank you and good luck

By Maria E S

Sep 02, 2020

This course is incredible. Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

By George N

Apr 01, 2020

Excellent course!i learned a lot;it’s perfect for beginning.

By Ahil K

Sep 16, 2019

It's really helpful. The quizzes help to remember the facts.

By Ricardo A T

Jan 30, 2018

Excellent option for those who are interessed in Journalism.

By Safiullah R

Jan 24, 2018

Excellent course to understand about language of Journalism.

By Yuri S

Nov 09, 2017

Very complete and easy to understand. The teachers are nice!

By Allwin J

Dec 26, 2016

An immersive course for those aspiring to become journalists

By victoria

Sep 16, 2016

Thank you for the great course! It was very beneficial to me

By Derek D V

Sep 06, 2016

I loved the elaborate structure and illustrated animation :)

By Rhandolf R

Jul 09, 2020

The topics are refreshing, exciting, and quite challenging.

By Sangeeta B

May 09, 2020

Well taught, relevant course. Very informative and helpful.

By Ildikó B

Dec 10, 2019

This is my first course, I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

By Tatsiana

Jul 02, 2017

This is a great cource with great professors! Thanks a lot!


Apr 14, 2017

this is a very helpful class about to know the Journalism .

By Laura C

Apr 02, 2017

It was a great experience. Every journalist should take it.


Feb 22, 2017

Great course, great experience. Thanks for the opportunity!

By lady q

Oct 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the experience, i Loved this course.

By Alexander E V B

Jul 01, 2019

Enjoying everything so far. Thank you for the instruction.

By Cheryl F

Jul 06, 2020

Informative and easily understood by quality instructors!