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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 Mariana K

Aug 25, 2019

Excellent course

By Hafiz M A

Jun 21, 2019

Simply the best.

By Atta R

Sep 25, 2018

Excellent course

By Vicka R

Sep 9, 2017

This is perfect!

By Juan A R

Apr 30, 2017

Fantastico curso

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Aug 31, 2016

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By Alaa o

Jul 6, 2020

easy and simple

By Writika B

May 12, 2020

Very nice MOOC!

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Apr 7, 2020

The best Course

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Sep 8, 2019

very intersting

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May 15, 2018

It's very good!

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Aug 8, 2017

Great at moment

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Jul 14, 2017

A great course!

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Oct 5, 2016

it is very good

By Prashant P K

Aug 11, 2020

perfect course

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Apr 24, 2020

Well presented

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Sep 30, 2017

its very good.

By Jessica E H

Jun 10, 2017

Great course!!

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Apr 12, 2017

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By Karla M

Apr 10, 2017

really good =)

By Kristel L

Dec 17, 2017

Great course!

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Apr 3, 2017

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Feb 19, 2017

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Mar 17, 2021

It Was Great