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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 12, 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 18, 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 Merouane A

Dec 19, 2020

Big thanks to this course mentors, great work is done here.

By Rhandolf R

Jul 9, 2020

The topics are refreshing, exciting, and quite challenging.

By Sangeeta B

May 9, 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 2, 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 2, 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

Jun 30, 2019

Enjoying everything so far. Thank you for the instruction.

By shruti n

Aug 6, 2021

amazing course to give the insight of what Journalism is.

By Cheryl F

Jul 5, 2020

Informative and easily understood by quality instructors!

By Andrea B

Oct 4, 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 4, 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 Lely N

Jan 19, 2021

This course helps me a lot to know what journalism is.

By Magda C

Nov 10, 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 17, 2016

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

By Rachid A

Nov 24, 2020

This was a very wonderful course I learned a lot from

By Lindsay J C

Sep 7, 2020

This course is a very good refresher for journalists!

By Jose D

Aug 4, 2018

excellent subjects and help also to learn English too