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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 Abdulgabar Y M A

Mar 30, 2017

really great course

By Thiago Q d N

Mar 22, 2017

Its a very good MOOC

By Madhumita R

Oct 1, 2016

I loved this course!

By Nedall A

Sep 19, 2016

thank you very much

By Lưu T L H

Aug 3, 2021

I enjoy the course!

By Andy L

Sep 11, 2020

An excellent course

By Kanika T

May 14, 2020

Highly recommended!

By Isaque F

Jan 27, 2017

I very good course!

By Rosmizul R

Sep 19, 2016

Highly recommended!

By Kwame D

Sep 16, 2021

​Fun and Educative

By Dora P

Jun 4, 2020

Very useful course

By Jeremy S

May 2, 2020

Thank you so much!

By Lorena P

Feb 4, 2018

Excellent Course!!

By Manly N

Oct 24, 2017

Fantastic delivery

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Aug 7, 2021

Q​uite insightful

By isabel p

Aug 27, 2020

Is a great curse

By Waree

May 26, 2020

Very good course!

By Haytham

Sep 23, 2019

Really beneficial

By Viviana A M B

Oct 24, 2017

It´s exceptional.

By Mubarak I

Sep 2, 2016

Great! I love it.

By Christian D C

Aug 27, 2016

Perfect to begin!

By Nadir R

Oct 26, 2021

Excelente curso!

By Claudia

Oct 25, 2021

Amazing course!!


Jun 9, 2020

excellent, tanks