MOOC: English for Journalism

About the Course

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, you will explore print and digital media through authentic readings and video lectures, while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to read, research, and develop local and global news stories. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In unit 2, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. The next unit in the course will focus on the language needed to write newspaper and magazine articles, while unit 4 will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. In the final unit of the course, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges of digital news, while completing a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism.

English for Journalism is taught by ELP Manager of Instructional Staff Development John Cotton and ELP Language Specialist Eve Litt. This course, along with 4 other ELP MOOCs, are sponsored by the US Department of State under the English Access Microscholarship Program.