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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 16 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

21 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Michigan State School of Journalism!

21 minutes to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min)
4 videos
The Michigan State School of Journalism4m
Meet your School of Journalism faculty6m
This is Michigan State University1m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Earning and keeping trust

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
The importance of accuracy4m
Finding balance in a world that tilts3m
Transparency and dealing with mistakes6m
Is seeing believing?5m
Sensationalism in journalism2m
What is propaganda?1m
3 readings
Global journalistic ethics10m
National Press Photographers Association guidelines10m
Readings in plagiarism10m
7 practice exercises
Credibility, fairness...and you30m
Earning and keeping trust30m
Is seeing believing?30m
Reflection on sensationalism30m
Is it propaganda or journalism when ...30m
Is it plagiarism?30m
Trust and credibility quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Connecting with audiences and communities

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
First things first: your lead4m
Point-of-view journalism6m
1 reading
Frameworks for POV journalism10m
2 practice exercises
Elements of a good lead30m
Connecting community and content30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Forms of journalism and their purposes

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
6 videos
Features6m
Sports6m
National and international news9m
Science and environmental news1m
Opinion writing9m
1 reading
Advice from a journalism recruiter10m
5 practice exercises
What is Sports Journalism?30m
Pre-lecture question: Can opinions be news?30m
opinion writing30m
Reflection on your path in journalism30m
News report ideas and development30m

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