Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens (Coursera)

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Recommended, Engaging and Informative (26%)
Good and logic Introduction (24%)
Useful and practical Content (24%)
Getting Started and Basic Essentials (18%)
Applied fundamentals and worthy instructor (9%)

Course content

What is a Journalist, and What is News?

Attribution, Verification and the Structure of News Writing

Finding Things Out: Places, Paper and People

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Contacts and Confidential Sources; Applying the Skills and Organising Your Material

Media Law and Impartiality; Wrapping Up the Course

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This course is designed to help people in the world take advantage of new media by teaching how to write articles, interview people, develop and manage sources, and use legal rights to access public information.


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