English for Journalism
Welcome to English for Journalism! This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. 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. Instructions for signing up: Coursera Financial Aid is a special program to give learners in all economic circumstances the chance to earn Course Certificates. To apply for this program, click the Financial Aid link below the “Enroll” button. Use the following information to complete the application form: Annual income: enter 83 in the Amount field Country: For each of the three open-ended questions, copy and paste the following text: I confirm that I am an English language learner of significant financial need. While my income may not be equal to $83, all other information on this application is true, and I understand that my course access and certificate may be revoked if that is not the case. Development of this course was funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.