University of Pennsylvania

English for Journalism

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

John Cotton
Eve Litt

Instructors: John Cotton

4.8

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42 hours to complete
3 weeks at 14 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

In this unit, you will first learn about how the course works. Then we will explore the history of journalism, as well as important principles, or ideas, that make good journalism possible.

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16 videos11 readings15 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This unit will show you how journalists choose their topics and stories. You will also learn how journalists research their stories and interview their sources.

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17 videos9 readings11 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This unit will help you to write briefly and with emphasis, create a lead that makes the audience want to read more, and effectively edit and proofread article drafts. At the end of the unit, you will create a lead and write an article based on that lead.

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12 videos9 readings11 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this unit, we will focus on speaking skills for delivering the news. At the end of the unit, you will write a script for a news report.

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16 videos7 readings11 quizzes1 peer review

The final unit of this course discusses how journalism is changing fast because of digital technologies. At the end of the unit, you will describe data about the news and complete a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism.

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12 videos10 readings10 quizzes1 peer review

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4.8 (608 ratings)
John Cotton
University of Pennsylvania
1 Course236,792 learners
Eve Litt
University of Pennsylvania
1 Course236,792 learners

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