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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 Anandana C R

Jun 26, 2020

Pretty detailed and easy to understand and work upon your skills. I recommend it .

By Sauter C

Nov 11, 2019

VERY GOOD - Ím working in this field for many years It was an excellent refresher.

By Lucia J P

Mar 9, 2018

Great Introductory course. Fantastic because we incorporated grammar into context.

By gantuya a

Feb 4, 2021

It was an effective online course with a lot of knowledge and information. Thanks

By Hanan B I

Mar 31, 2017

Thank you I am very glad to pass this course .. looking forward for other courses

By Ngo T P

May 22, 2020

It's a refreshing and rewarding experience to have taken this incredible course.

By Dung

Sep 30, 2016

This is an amazing course. You must take this. I love you guys American English.

By Abigail R J Q

Jun 15, 2020

I am now confident in writing news in English. The instructors did a great job!


Nov 23, 2017

It was great. I had chance both to learn about journalism and to study English.

By Suhel A

Jul 22, 2021

this is excellent course for journalist. thanks to instructor from Bangladesh.

By Marnelli S

Apr 5, 2021

This is a very useful course. Thank you for giving us opportunities to learn.


Sep 16, 2020

اطلعت من خلال الدورة على تقنيات الكتابة الصحفية ، واستفدت منها غاية الاستفادة

By Osaruonamen I

Jun 21, 2020

I feel so honored to have gotten the opportunity to take part in this course.

By Zouhair e a

Jun 3, 2020

Intéressant pour moi autant que professionnel dans le domaine du journalisme


Sep 16, 2018

It was very helpful course,easy to understand.

Instructor are well prepared.

By Edwar S C

Aug 31, 2018

It's a great course for the students of Social Comunication and Journalism.

By Mathias F A

Dec 10, 2016

Great content and very practical! I'm privileged to have taken this course.

By Saumya S

Jul 8, 2021

I am thankful to the course instructors for making this course interesting

By Bernika A P

Mar 26, 2021

If you wanna learn about Journalism. I think this is the perfect choices.

By Azees N T

Dec 12, 2020

Both of our teachers done very nicely. Thank you very much.... Love all...

By Min S W

Jun 22, 2020

Thanks for all your help. I have got many knowledge on the Journalism now.


May 23, 2017

I think it's great that I can learn my second language in a different way.

By Jesus G

Sep 19, 2016

Una excelente opción para introducirse y entender el periodismo en inglés.

By Noor U H

Jun 2, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. The course was very helpful and informative

By Toan T L

Oct 1, 2017

Good course for gaining both English language and knowledge on journalism