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About the Course

This course will guide you through the basic elements of professional journalism and the news values and ethics of covering real-world issues and events. The overview and examples of the types of news coverage helps introduce the different types of journalism, such as social media, multimedia, print, visual and broadcast, and how professional journalists effectively use each format....

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Apr 26, 2020

Very good because it is taught about all the basics of journalists. Various case studies also train me to be able to think more with the mindset of a journalist. I highly recommend this class.


Jun 7, 2020

I really enjoyed learning all of the different parts dealing with Journalism. I thought that the videos and the light reading made for a great learning experience. Thanks, Denise Shannon.

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By Ali R ( ر

Jan 25, 2021

Special thanks to the University of Michigan officials and the for providing us with this great training course.

By Sokchan E

Sep 2, 2020

This course is exceptionally good. I better understand more about journalism, especially the ethics and types of journalism.

By Gian F M

Apr 3, 2016

Great course! Some assingments are too easy, though. We might learn more of the material if they get a bit more challenging.

By Shirley H

Oct 8, 2016

It is practical and inspiraing. The exercises are easy to highly relevant to the course and also helpful for my job.

By Демаш О О

Sep 23, 2020

It is good course to understand what journalism is and decide: do you want and need to be in this profession or not?

By Sheila T

Mar 5, 2016

This is a well designed course that's easy to follow and understand. It's informative and is just as it's described.

By Evelyn M

Nov 22, 2018

It is a really well organised course with many opportunities to test your knowledge, which makes it very engaging

By Shellon S

Oct 6, 2020

Journalism is presented in precise manageable sizes with interactive lessons. Very engaging videos and readings.

By Yana M

May 24, 2022

It was really informative and interesting course. I am very glad that I had an opportunity to study this course

By Jahanzaib A

Aug 14, 2017

All Teachers teavh excepytionally well... this was my first experience of online course and it was wonderfull.


Dec 1, 2020

I learning so things about journalism and improve my writing skills in the it was helpfull for me.

By Sarah E

Mar 28, 2016

Easy to follow and really good advice, which automatically reminds one why one wants to become a Journalist.

By Mauricio E

May 1, 2021

Es evidente el dominio de los temas, por eso la MSU es una de las mejores escuelas de periodismo del mundo.

By Batch N

Feb 24, 2021

I really enjoyed the lessons. Besides, I also got references for my journalism classes. Thanks coursera 😘

By Jessica C

Dec 21, 2020

Great course with valuable content. I think there should be more assignments to test journalistic ethics.


Jul 10, 2020

Very useful course for new journalists to know about journalism ethics , social media uses and many more

By Antonio M

May 31, 2021

I really enjoy doing this course. I started it to kill my boredon in quarentine and i'm not regret it

By Jennsen B

Apr 5, 2021

An excellent beginner's look into the world of journalism and how news content is chosen and created.

By Sirio S M

Aug 16, 2016

Very interesting and clear in the explanation. Engaging and effective. I'm waiting for the next step.

By Ghina M

May 3, 2020

An amazing course i really had fun learning more about journalism ..Thank you university of Michigan

By Sarah D

Mar 12, 2020

So accessible and informative. A good taste of Journalism so you can see if you want to continue.

By Amy L

Feb 1, 2021

Very informative, with important information I will need for my future career. And I enjoyed it!

By Beena s G

Jun 7, 2020

I have learnt many things from this course . It is an effective way to learn about journalism .

By Marie V

Jun 11, 2016

This was a great opening course. It had a lot of details on how to be a responsible reporter.

By Ia O X

Dec 8, 2017

This class is helpful and give a lot of ideas about Journalism. I really enjoy this class.