About this Specialization

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This Specialization will develop and enhance your understanding of the global field of journalism. You'll learn best practices and ethical standards for newsgathering processes and compiling a news report through hands-on projects, peer-to-peer feedback, and issue exploration. You will also study journalism's impact on societal issues and trends, plus explore career opportunities in newspapers, magazine, social media, Internet multimedia, television, radio, corporate and community journalism. The final Capstone project will guide you through the journalistic portfolio process, where you will conceptualize, report and complete a professional-quality news report.
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Arabic
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

What is news?

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468 ratings
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Course2

Course 2

Gathering and Developing the News

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243 ratings
57 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Effectively delivering the news to your audience

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164 ratings
33 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Journalism, the future, and you!

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151 ratings
51 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • It is preferable to have a working, high-school level of the English language to successfully engage in this Specialization. The Courses and Capstone are not designed to teach the English language.

  • It is recommended to take the Courses in order for an optimal Learner outcome: Course 1 first, Course 2 second, Course 3 third, Course 4 fourth, then the Capstone.

  • No, you will not earn credits at Michigan State University for completing the Specialization.

  • Enhancing Journalistic skills through our Specialization can serve many exciting purposes for a Learner: opening up new career fields within Journalism, improving Journalism abilities in a present position; gaining stronger understanding of how the media and journalism works; exploring other ways Journalism can help in business, community and non-profit settings.

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