The University of Pennsylvania is offering free online course on Journalism. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism.
The course explores print, broadcast, and digital media, focusing on the appropriate vocabulary for each. The course will start on February 12, 2018.
Course At A Glance
Institution: University of Pennsylvania and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on February 12, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.
About This Course
Welcome to English for Journalism, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. Through this MOOC journalists and media professionals can obtain the English language skills needed for a career in modern journalism. The course explores print, broadcast, and digital media, focusing on the appropriate vocabulary for each. In addition, students will learn how to research, pitch, develop, and analyze news stories for local and global audiences.
Why Take This Course?
In this course, you will explore print and digital media through authentic readings and video lectures, while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to read, research, and develop local and global news stories.
Unit 1 will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In unit 2, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. The next unit in the course will focus on the language needed to write newspaper and magazine articles, while unit 4 will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. In the final unit of the course, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges of digital news, while completing a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism.
This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism.
John Cotton, Manager of Instructional Staff Development
Eve Litt, Language Specialist
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website link
- Create a Coursera account to SignUp
- Choose “Register Now” to get started.