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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 Divisha C

Sep 04, 2017

Amazing course.

Learnt a lot.

By Keith M

Oct 31, 2016

Great course and instructors!

By Olivia D P

May 13, 2020

Very good course! Thank you

By Tinatin B

Oct 16, 2020

Highly recommended course!

By Marcos A G

Jan 23, 2018

Exclelent. I learned a lot

By Ellen R

Jul 23, 2017

I really like this course!

By Muhammad A A

Feb 28, 2017

I really loved this course

By Wafaa T A A A

May 08, 2020

It was an amazing course

By Dan M S A

Aug 02, 2019

Helpful and Informative!

By Deji O

Jun 29, 2018

I loved every bit of it.

By Konstantin S

Oct 27, 2017

it is realy good course!

By Greg R

Sep 12, 2016

great way to sty updated

By Areej S A

Oct 05, 2020

Very interesting course

By Victoria

Jun 01, 2020

It is just what I want!

By Deisy P B G

Mar 13, 2020

Excelent..!! I love it

By Enkhtenger N

Dec 11, 2019

Thank you so much. ^_^

By Daniel T

Jun 22, 2017

It was great course ..

By Darya G

Jan 03, 2018

I like it! Great job!

By 顾可飞

Aug 27, 2016

good coursera for me!

By Carlos R M

Aug 19, 2020

Good for non natives

By Lucero R H

May 15, 2020

Excelent experience.

By monu k

Jan 22, 2018

wonderful experience

By Veronica l L

Jul 10, 2017


By Abdulgabar Y M A

Mar 30, 2017

really great course

By Thiago Q d N

Mar 22, 2017

Its a very good MOOC