Michigan State University

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Joanne C. Gerstner
Eric Freedman
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Instructors: Joanne C. Gerstner

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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16 hours (approximately)
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17 quizzes

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(1,137 reviews)

|

97%

16 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Specialization.
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There are 5 modules in this course

You will learn about the School of Journalism, our award-winning faculty and the world-class atmosphere of Michigan State University. We are a special place, where amazing things happen every day.

What's included

4 videos1 discussion prompt

In every module of this course, we will go deeper into journalistic values and ethics. In many ways, these values are what distinguish journalism from the many other kinds of content. You will learn how to move beyond creating content to creating journalism through understanding and using these values.

What's included

7 videos3 readings7 quizzes2 discussion prompts

You will learn how to reach your audience and community as a journalist, by exploring news reports, interest and importance, and values and ethics.

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3 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Understanding the ways journalism happens is just as important as knowing how to do it. There are many different types of journalism, as our world is filled with so many things to communicate about: sports, cars, celebrities, movies, war, business, real estate, pets, art...if you can name it, you can do journalism about it.

What's included

6 videos1 reading5 quizzes3 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

Journalists are working in new and exciting places such as social media. Technology has allowed the profession and journalists to do their jobs in innovative ways. You will learn about how technology impacts journalism, and best practices for blogs, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, WeChat, Facebook and other realities of engaging in social media.

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5 videos1 reading3 quizzes1 peer review

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4.7 (276 ratings)
Joanne C. Gerstner
Michigan State University
5 Courses60,250 learners
Eric Freedman
Michigan State University
5 Courses60,250 learners

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