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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 Andrea B

Oct 04, 2019

It is so useful and wonderful! I loved doing this course!

By Nandini S

May 24, 2020

very sharp and clear and easy to recept the information!

By Jovelon A D

Oct 04, 2016

The course is great. I like the style of their teaching.

By Shatarupa S

Oct 13, 2020

I learnt a lot through this course. Thank you for this.

By Alejandro M

May 26, 2017

Very happy to have made this course. Highly recommended

By Jobayer H

Sep 23, 2016

Fantastic Course. Many things learned from this course.

By Magda C

Nov 11, 2019

Very demanding, complex and explicit at the same time.

By Karol E

Sep 20, 2016

!00% It was a great program, the teachers were awesome

By Hussam A T

Aug 18, 2016

Very usefully course i like it and it's very efficient

By Lindsay J C

Sep 07, 2020

This course is a very good refresher for journalists!


Aug 04, 2018

excellent subjects and help also to learn English too

By Nikita P

Apr 30, 2017

It's an amazing course! I gained a lot of knowledge:)

By Tran N L

Apr 24, 2017

Thank you so much for offering me this useful course!

By Allison

Nov 24, 2016

I enjoyed this class. It was a new experience for me.

By Maria d P G C

Oct 20, 2020

I was able to get a lot of knowledge in this course.

By Sept J G B

Sep 11, 2016

The course is amazing! I have learned a lot from it.

By Mohamed M

Jun 03, 2020

Excellent course and the material is so supportive.

By Кулькова В П

Feb 15, 2020

The course was awesome! I recommend it to everyone.

By Deleted A

Feb 11, 2017

This is one of my favourite course! I recommend it!

By Irais V

Dec 29, 2016

¡Me encantó! Fue un curso que requirió mucho de mi.

By Ruslan B

Aug 15, 2016

This is I was waiting for a long long time! Thanks.

By 张红梅

Nov 13, 2016

This is a very useful course.Really help me a lot.

By Hadeer A A H

Jun 11, 2017

I like the way of teaching this course, Thanks :)

By Mariko I

Sep 19, 2016

I strongly wish to have English for Journalism 2.

By Coulibaly A D

Nov 23, 2018

So better for a journalist to improve his skills