• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 7 months
    Duration

About

This Become a Journalist - Report the News offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 7 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 7 months to complete
      • Suggested 3 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is news?
  • Gathering and Developing the News
  • Effectively delivering the news to your audience
  • Journalism, the future, and you!
  • Capstone: Create your own professional journalistic portfolio

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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