• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration

About

You will learn about the career paths that are available in journalism, and what opportunities the skill sets of a journalist can offer in other fields. 

You will explore areas such as being an international correspondent, self-publishing in journalism, as well as how to freelance in the field. 

You will be empowered to develop your own path in journalism, from being an active and informed consumer, to being a journalist.

The worlds of business, communications, politics, education and marketing all utilize elements of journalism. 

This Journalism, the future, and you Course offered by Coursera in partnership with Michigan State University also examines how to keep the trust of audiences through ethical, and responsible, journalistic practices.  

Sometimes, journalists need to be aware of their own safety. We will intelligently discuss how journalists around the world handle pressure, threats and other dangers while doing their jobs.

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 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 17 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Welcome to the Michigan State School of Journalism
  • Earning and Keeping Trust
  • Tough Calls
  • International Journalism
  • The Future of Journalism...and You

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level

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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