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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 Maher I

Mar 2, 2021

it is a very useful course

By Abla

May 8, 2020

well done and very helpful

By Ananda S F

Sep 2, 2021

the course is pretty good

By Poonam A S

May 22, 2020

Very good course.

By masala s

Apr 11, 2021

Awesome learning

By 苑一帆

Jun 22, 2020


By 김리아

Feb 24, 2021

It was helpful

By Concha C L

Dec 11, 2020

It's grateful

By 晗翌

Jul 20, 2019

easy to learn

By Urangoo M

Nov 5, 2019

thanck you<3

By Jarius

Mar 25, 2017

great course

By Valentin M

Jan 24, 2018


By Omar S

Apr 11, 2020

This course is well done, it focuses a lot on journalism values and text comprehension. It is a very basic course, so I think it's ideal for people who are not in this field at all. The English language part is a bit too elementary and could be skipped imho.

By Gz

May 28, 2020

The course provides a basic introduction to journalism. The approach of teaching using bite sized videos and multiple readings and quizzes are useful to reinforce learning.

By Eraldo B A

Jul 27, 2020

Bueno el curso. principalmente para practicar la comprensión lectora en inglés.

By Abdul R F A R A

Sep 7, 2016

I learned a lot of things related to journalism from such valuable course.

By Samra N

Jul 3, 2021

The course material, reading sources should be updated.

By Miarivola R

Feb 14, 2018

interesting course

By Okanya E C

Jul 10, 2020

Best of all

By Rosane d A P

Sep 26, 2016

just begins

By kwanwingfai

Apr 5, 2020


By Merle K

Sep 26, 2020

I dnf this course as I found it quite boring, and it also covers way quite a basic english level.

By Nidhi J

Nov 5, 2018

Too Lengthy course.

By Merel M

Jan 3, 2017

too easy