Online course covers journalism basics [Worldwide]

Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Journalism Basics

Anyone can register for this online course.

Michigan State University offers the course "Become a journalist: report the news!" through Coursera.

This five-unit course is self-paced and can be taken at any time. It has subtitles in  English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian and Spanish.

Participants will learn best practices and ethical standards for newsgathering processes. Topics include journalism's impact on societal issues and trends, career opportunities, the journalistic portfolio and more.

Those who only want to read and view the course content can audit the course for free. After the seven-day, free trial, the cost is US$49 per month.

Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Registration is ongoing.