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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 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 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

By Anastasiya M

Mar 11, 2018

It's a good course for the beginners.

By Mark A

Aug 7, 2020

It was a great learning experience!

By Amani Y

Apr 4, 2018

i like it very much easy and clear.

By Jaedance

Mar 26, 2017

Good resources for online learning

By Saakshi S

Jul 15, 2020

An excellent course for beginners

By suman R

Dec 3, 2018

It was a great experience for me

By Ana M C

Oct 5, 2018

Excellent course, very didactic.


Nov 26, 2017

Great course, I really loved it!

By Nozha K

Oct 15, 2016

Definitely the best thing ever!

By Danial S

Mar 19, 2020

I liked this course very much!

By Hicham M A M

Jul 15, 2021

thx for all doing this course

By Richa S

Dec 26, 2018

very much like the courses...

By Valentyn S

Sep 27, 2018

Great course to be completed!

By Divisha C

Sep 4, 2017

Amazing course.

Learnt a lot.

By Keith M

Oct 31, 2016

Great course and instructors!

By Olivia D P

May 13, 2020

Very good course! Thank you

By TinaTin B

Oct 16, 2020

Highly recommended course!

By Marcos A G

Jan 22, 2018

Exclelent. I learned a lot