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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

CS
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.

MA
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 Layza S

Apr 29, 2017

I liked it a lot. I learned a great deal, the topics were interesting and well explained.

By Mohsen T

Jan 10, 2021

Some content must be Update in this course, particularly readings are so old. thanks.

By Mincheol I

Sep 18, 2016

For a foreigner journalist like me, this course was very challenging and useful.

By Jennifer K

Aug 5, 2017

The instructions were easy to follow and the recording practices were helpful!

By Vidyaranya R

Dec 30, 2017

Beautifully organised to let beginners understand the insights of journalism.

By Trang

Apr 29, 2020

This course is basic and useful for journalis! thanks team coursera so much

By Helen N

May 22, 2017

Interesting and interactive which made it easy to want to know more.

By Abhilekh B

May 21, 2017

its a good course for a beginner in journalism. Easy to complete.

By juliana t

Aug 11, 2020

Good content, good explanation, good activities and practices!

By Nontsikelelo M T

Apr 8, 2021

The course was interactive and provide practical experiences

By alshaymaa a

Sep 25, 2016

It's my first course at coursera and I love it so much.

By Malak A

Mar 22, 2017

It has been a wonderful experience. Thank you so much.

By mei zhi l

Sep 5, 2020

I really like this course, it is clear and useful.

By Pimpana S

Jun 17, 2020

Great opportunities to learn about journalism

By Mohamed A

Oct 5, 2016

The good course and i learn so much from it.

By Ammar H

Jul 22, 2017

Highly enjoyable course, excellent teachers

By Li Y

Jan 21, 2021

Informative and comprehensive, expect more

By Gadjo C S

Mar 9, 2021

Great course and amazing instructors

By Yusuf S

May 23, 2017

very good and helpful course.

By Arwa A

Mar 22, 2017

needs more language lessons

By Maher I

Mar 2, 2021

it is a very useful course

By Abla

May 8, 2020

well done and very helpful

By Poonam A S

May 22, 2020

Very good course.

By MASALA M S

Apr 11, 2021

Awesome learning

By 苑一帆

Jun 22, 2020

如果互评作业有监督机制就更好了