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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 Ryan L P

Apr 5, 2020

Excellent course for those wanting to develop into a citizen journalist

By rohit k

Oct 4, 2016

Wish you come up with an advanced and elongated version of this course.

By Ангелина Б

Sep 20, 2016

I have enjoyed the course. It's really very useful. Thank you very much

By Igor A F S S

Mar 26, 2017

An enhancer course for both english and journalistic ways. I recommend

By Andrés F H A

Sep 6, 2016

It's been fantastic. I feel like I've learned a lot these lasts weeks.

By Sorina S

Mar 25, 2021

It helped me refresh my memory and go over some terms I forgot about.

By Ganesh K

Aug 9, 2020

A really unique and interesting course for English medium journalism.

By Luana M V F

Jul 10, 2020

Curso incrível, extremamente agregador e importante! Vale mega a pena

By Rafael R P

Mar 27, 2020

thank you for all the knowledge provided. I liked so much this course

By Juan E C

Jan 30, 2018

Was good to learn about journalism, excellent examples and practices.

By Fay C

Jul 6, 2017

It is not hard and leads new beginners to the general of journalism.

By Silvia P B

Aug 17, 2021

I liked so much this course. I learned the term basic of journalism,

By Nerea B

Oct 28, 2021

It improved my English accuracy related to my studies field. Great!

By Raoul J L

Oct 1, 2020

This is one of the best courses I've attended! Thank you very much.

By dashunchik

May 20, 2020

I really love the course. So interesting. The teachers are amazing!

By Muhaiyo N

Sep 4, 2017

Great online course with very simple and clear tasks. Thanks a lot.

By Luisa F

Oct 9, 2016

Is a very good course! I loved it, because the topics are important

By Oscar D

Sep 20, 2016

Excellent course! Congratulations to all the staff involved. Thanks

By Namrata M

Jul 11, 2021

Thanks a lot to Courseracousera and both the instructors. Coursera

By Mehwish H

Nov 29, 2018

this course is very informative. Teaching methodolgy is excellent.

By Yakoub B

Mar 30, 2017

thank you very much fact i love this your way of teaching...

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 Alexandra D H

Jan 30, 2022

I loved this course. I learned a lot about journalism vocabulary.