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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 Juliana F d C

Mar 24, 2017

Foi muito bem organizado, sem tantas tarefas, porém aprendi muito!

By Sonia M

Sep 17, 2016

The course has been very useful. Thanks University of Pensilvania.

By Jean C

Aug 18, 2016

it's a really nice course and the materials are easy to understand

By sofio d

Jan 9, 2021

It is very useful course. I am sure it will help me in my career.

By Sneha S

Aug 16, 2018

The course is really of a good quality and easily understandable.

By Valeriia M

Aug 25, 2020

Excellent! Thank you, guys! A lot of new and useful information.

By Yingzhu C

Jun 20, 2020

Absolutely recommended for those who are freshers of journalism!

By Claudia R

Jun 19, 2020

Useful and excellent to understand how use english in my career.

By Paulina M P F

May 14, 2018

I'm very happy to have the oportunity to do this course.


By Musa P

Dec 25, 2017

Many thanks for sharing science, So that we can benefit from it.

By Áureo N

Oct 28, 2016

The best course ever.

Thanks to everyone for the support given.


By Wanda G

Aug 16, 2016

Very good for me. I'm happy to be doing this course from Brazil.

By ahmed a

Dec 13, 2020

Great start for whom working on journalism in another languages

By Kateryna K

Oct 29, 2017

Amazing course! Direct, funny and interesting! Totally aproved!

By Nancy C N

Mar 29, 2017

Muy buen curso, se aprende mucho y se actualizan conocimientos.


May 10, 2020

I gained lots of skills and knowledge in this course.Thank you

By Ramkumar Y

Mar 21, 2020

Extensive learning videos and good delivery. Good assignments.

By Amr F

May 14, 2020

I've learned a lot in this course so thank you and good luck

By Verónica S

Oct 8, 2021

I really enjoy this course, it is a lot of good information.

By Massimiliano C

Apr 11, 2021

The course is structured very well, and it is fascinating...

By Maria E S

Sep 2, 2020

This course is incredible. Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

By George N

Apr 1, 2020

Excellent course!i learned a lot;it’s perfect for beginning.

By Ahil K

Sep 15, 2019

It's really helpful. The quizzes help to remember the facts.

By Ricardo A T

Jan 30, 2018

Excellent option for those who are interessed in Journalism.

By Safiullah R

Jan 24, 2018

Excellent course to understand about language of Journalism.