This course will guide you through the basic elements of professional journalism and the news values and ethics of covering real-world issues and events. The overview and examples of the types of news coverage helps introduce the different types of journalism, such as social media, multimedia, print, visual and broadcast, and how professional journalists effectively use each format.
Week 1: Welcome to the Michigan State School of Journalism!
Week 2: Earning and keeping trust
Week 3: Connecting with audiences and communities
Week 4: Forms of journalism and their purposes
Week 5: Journalism happens in interesting ways
What is news? is course 1 of 5 in the Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization.
This Specialization 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.