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May 1st 2017

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.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Apr 21st 2017

Learn how to distinguish between credible news sources and identify information biases to become a critical consumer of information. How can you distinguish between credible information and “fake news?” Reliable information is at the heart of what makes an effective democracy, yet many people find it harder to differentiate trustworthy journalism from propaganda.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Mar 28th 2016

Learn about the key principles and debates in journalism and enact the role of a journalist in the context of an escalating story. This free online course is aimed at those curious about journalism and looking to gain a better understanding of what the subject entails. Run by a team of internationally-renowned scholars and journalism practitioners at the University of Strathclyde, it gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the professional world of reporters and editors.

Average: 8 (1 vote)