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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....

Top reviews

AG
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.

DS
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 Shrijita B

Feb 11, 2016

I am still taking this course and I am really excited to take the other courses in the specialization. The topics are covered with in- depth analysis and I am very much satisfied with course content.

By Kwame S

Jun 15, 2018

Material is great, and have submitted everything early. Just waiting to be peer reviewed and have people to peer review so I can finish this module completely.

By Leon R

Aug 1, 2018

I enjoyed this course. As I stated in my review of the second course, the instructors need to make sure the prompts for the peer-graded assignments match.

By Moosa M

Aug 28, 2020

It is very effective and introduces news media in a very easy to understand way. The ethics covered here are fundamental for any journalist.

By Daniel A

Apr 6, 2016

A great place to start for blossoming journalists. This will teach you basic skills that you utilize many times in a journalism career.

By aman g

Apr 4, 2016

Awesome course on ethics of journalism and also describes how to gain the TRP news channel or websites etc. sensationalize the news

By Marytha T

Jul 13, 2020

I have always dreamt to be a journalist. This intro course really helped me to understand journalism in a more comprehensive way!

By Dan M

Sep 9, 2018

This course would be a little underwhelming on its own, but it works great as an introduction to the 5 course series.

By Maysaa A

Feb 5, 2017

very engaging, and has shown me that credible content and engaging content do not have to be seperte from each other.

By Asil A

Sep 16, 2016

The course is quite interesting, but I have not given it a 5 star because the quality of some videos is very poor.

By Jeremy A

Jul 11, 2018

A nice overview of journalism's purpose, highlighting the tasks and hurdles involved in reporting the news.

By 张骞予

Mar 25, 2020

This is a basic theory course of journalism. The teachers are very nice, and very clear explanation.

By Chu X

Nov 4, 2019

It is hard to finish the homework of reviewing works , because the amount is really small.

By Tomelilla G

Apr 27, 2020

Great starting point to get a taste of what the journalistic world has to offer.

By Zoe D

Feb 22, 2017

Well structured course and excellent distribution of content and variety.

By Jose A

Jun 8, 2020

Quizzes are a little bit too easy, but the info is definitely valuable.

By Raquel F

Aug 2, 2019

The debates were introductory. I would like something deeper.

By Isabel S

Apr 25, 2016

Awesome opportunity to update your journalistic skills.

By Jack M

Jul 17, 2017

I found it informative and a good place to start.

By Sritam D

Apr 27, 2020

Foundational course about Journalism.

By Melwyn S P

Jul 5, 2020

The course was pretty useful.

By Nikita R S

May 21, 2020

Could have been longer

By ANIMESH K V

Oct 24, 2020

Love this course.

By Mohamed Z R

Mar 11, 2016

Great

By Daniele L

May 23, 2016

The course is a well thought and masterfully set of lessons on the main principle of journalism: it talks ethics starting from maybe old concepts that surprisingly are still fitting today.

Being a basic course, it is very easy to follow and finish. Quizzes are alternating between very good and very bad. Tough ethical decisions and a space to discuss them is a really great thing, but peer grading two phrases essays with only the ability of telling yes or no doesn't make for a good use of the crowdsourcing the very course is advocating.

The videos seem to have been made with an indecent knowledge of the technology, especially for journalists who are supposed to use it daily; green screens were used so badly as some parts of the professors "spark white", and slides are often cut away and put back in view while the teacher is talking about it, which was downright infuriating.

It still qualifies for a very good opening course in journalism, but needs serious improvement.