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Overview

This is it! It is time for YOU to be the journalist, and practice and display the skills you have learned through this Capstone - Create your own professional journalistic portfolio offered by Coursera in partnership with Michigan State University journey. You will create your own professional journalistic portfolio, culminating in the creation of your own news report from start to finish. 

The programme

You will go through all the steps and skills used by professional journalists: conceptualizing a news report idea, reporting, interviewing, researching, and then compiling the information for an audience. 

Your learner community, along with the Michigan State Journalism team, will be with you every step of the way. Having a professional portfolio will help you market yourself as a journalist, showing off your work product, as well as practice and hone your journalistic skill set. You will receive an exclusive premium "Journalism" badge for social media, to display your Capstone completion.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Capstone news report portfolio: the start!
  • Capstone news report portfolio: News gathering
  • Capstone news report portfolio: Interviewing sources
  • Capstone news report portfolio: Assembling your news
  • Capstone news report portfolio: The final product!

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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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