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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 Mohamad A

Jan 29, 2017

Amazing to jopin this course. I love it. :)

By Thang D

Sep 13, 2016

Very good and helpful course on journalism

By Madonna M A

Jan 6, 2018

This course is really helpful and useful.

By Ong Z K A

Sep 16, 2017

everything in this course is good for me

By Fly C

Jul 19, 2017

Thank your efforts, I will keep learning.

By Макаркина О М

Dec 12, 2016

It was very interesting course! Thank you

By Hayley M

Apr 17, 2017

An interesting and comprehensive course.

By Gladys P

Jun 1, 2022

Thank you so much... I've learned a lot

By Shirley G

Jul 30, 2021

A great course with a lot of knowledge.

By Lilibeth F

May 11, 2020

AMAZING! I learned so much, incredible.

By Angela D

Jul 10, 2019

its a really helpful course, i love it.

By A B L B

Sep 7, 2018

this could really help everybody a lot.

By Rebecca M

Feb 17, 2018

I liked it very much! Funny and useful!

By Fabiola J N

Mar 27, 2017

I love the course! Thank you very much!


Sep 25, 2016

excellent course. I am fully satisfied.

By Khaing W M

Aug 30, 2021

I had a great time during this course.

By Mykylla F I

Aug 31, 2018

i have learned a lot from this course.

By Thais F

Mar 4, 2018

Such a wounderful and complete course!


Mar 24, 2017

great course presented by great people

By Savcenco A

Oct 6, 2016

It was an intersting, a useful course!

By Marwan A

Oct 1, 2016

Amazing Course, I highly recommend it.

By Isabel P

Jan 23, 2023

Interesante y cómodo de cumplimentar.

By Nataly G d S L

May 19, 2020

It's really great. Thank you so much!


Apr 30, 2020

Thank you so much for the opportunity