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Welcome to English for Journalism, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." 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. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....
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Seção
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6 horas para concluir

Unit 1: Introduction and Principles of Journalism

In this unit, you will first learn about how the course works. Then we will explore the history of journalism, as well as important principles, or ideas, that make good journalism possible. ...
Reading
15 vídeos (Total de 70 min), 10 leituras, 13 testes
Video15 videos
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments & Activities4min
Course Overview: Games and Levels2min
Why Journalism? What Makes This Field Interesting?5min
Introduction to the History of Journalism – pre-16905min
History of Journalism – 1690 – present day5min
Language Focus – Simple Past and Past Progressive6min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Principles of Journalism 1: Gathering Sources6min
Principles of Journalism 2: Telling the Story5min
Language Focus – Word Families6min
Principles of Journalism 3: Impacting People6min
Language Focus – Phrases for Agreeing and Disagreeing6min
Supplemental Listening: "Young Journalists Report on Worldwide Landmine Problems"2min
Supplemental Listening: 'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter3min
Reading10 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
American Editorial Cartoons10min
Hearst and the Growth of US Journalism10min
BASIC: "Media freedom is important. Here's what you can do."10min
ADVANCED: Media Freedom is important. Here’s what you can do.”10min
Game: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
Irregular Verb List10min
Supplemental Reading: How Can Journalists Be Protected?10min
Supplemental Reading: "'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter"10min
Supplemental Reading: "Newspapers in America"10min
Quiz13 exercícios práticos
Assessment 1: What do we expect from the media? (Survey)18min
Game 1: Timeline Game10min
Check Your Understanding: American Editorial Cartoons10min
Game 2: Selecting tense – Simple Past versus Past Progressive14min
Check Your Understanding: Hearst and the Growth of US Journalism10min
Check Your Understanding: “Media Freedom is Important. Here’s what you can do.”12min
Game 3: Matching word forms in context12min
Game 4: Vocabulary Practice - Principles of Journalism20min
Check Your Understanding: “Young Journalists Report on Worldwide Landmine Problem”8min
Crossword with Irregular Past Tense48min
Check Your Understanding: "How Can Journalists Be Protected?"8min
Check Your Understanding: 'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter”10min
Check Your Understanding: "Newspapers in America"8min

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6 horas para concluir

Unit 2: How to Research, Pitch, and Interview

This unit will show you how journalists choose their topics and stories. You will also learn how journalists research their stories and interview their sources. ...
Reading
16 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 10 leituras, 12 testes
Video16 videos
Researching an Idea4min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Pitching a Story – Newspapers/Magazines3min
Pitching a Story - Radio5min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Video Listening: Times are Changing in Havana, Cuba2min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Language Focus – Interviewing Sources – Wh- Questions4min
Interviewing Sources – Reliability, Facts & Opinion5min
Language Focus – Quoting Sources & Reporting Verbs4min
Video interview with a student journalist from The Daily Pennsylvanian3min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Interviewing Sources - Notetaking6min
Language Focus – Quoting Sources Directly or Using Reported Speech5min
Supplemental Listening: "Story of Dr. Omalu Enlightens on Risks of High-impact Sports"3min
Reading10 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: "Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips."10min
ADVANCED: Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips.10min
Sample News Story Pitch and Pitch Template10min
Sample News Story Pitch and Written Pitch Template10min
BASIC: Times Are Changing in Havana, Cuba10min
ADVANCED: Times are Changing in Havana, Cuba10min
Game: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
Supplemental Reading: Student newspapers shake things up10min
Supplemental Reading and Listening: "Story of Dr. Omalu Enlightens on Risks of High-impact Sports"10min
Quiz11 exercícios práticos
Game 1: Right-sizing Your Topic2min
Check Your Understanding: "Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips."10min
Game 2: Vocabulary Practice18min
Check Your Understanding: Times are Changing in Havana, Cuba8min
Game 3: Reliable Sources12min
Game 4: Choose the reporting verb8min
Check Your Understanding: Video interview with a student journalist from The Daily Pennsylvanian8min
Game 5: Changing Direct Speech to Reported Speech12min
Check Your Understanding: Student newspapers shake things up6min
Game: WH- question formation20min
Check Your Understanding: Story of Dr. Omalu Enlightens on Risks of High-impact Sports8min

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7 horas para concluir

Unit 3: Words in Print

This unit will help you to write briefly and with emphasis, create a lead that makes the audience want to read more, and effectively edit and proofread article drafts. At the end of the unit, you will create a lead and write an article based on that lead. ...
Reading
13 vídeos (Total de 48 min), 10 leituras, 12 testes
Video13 videos
Types of Leads4min
Creating a Lead4min
Listening: Turning the Page on Homelessness2min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Language Focus – SV Agreement with Different Subjects4min
Writing Using Associated Press Style4min
Language Focus – Structure of Active and Passive Voices4min
Language Focus – Use of Active and Passive Voices3min
Reporting Accurately5min
Proofreading an Article5min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Listening: Egyptian Journalists Call for Press Freedom2min
Reading10 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: Turning the Page on Homelessness10min
ADVANCED: Turning the Page on Homelessness10min
BASIC: Thai Health Policy as Model for Emerging Economies10min
ADVANCED: Thai Health Policy as Model for Emerging Economies10min
BASIC: With billions to feed, sustainable agriculture is not a luxury10min
ADVANCED: With billions to feed, sustainable agriculture is not a luxury10min
Game: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
Egyptian Journalists Call for Press Freedom10min
Old Age, Debt Threaten Vietnam Economy10min
Quiz11 exercícios práticos
Game 1: Labeling - the Process and the Front Page20min
Game 2: Match Lead to Lead Type6min
Check your Understanding: "Turning the Page on Homelessness"10min
Check Your Understanding 2: "Thai Health Policy Seen as Model for Emerging Economies"10min
Game 3: Applying AP Style16min
Game 4: When to Use Passive Voice10min
Check Your Understanding: "With billions to feed, sustainable agriculture is not a luxury"8min
Check Your Understanding: "Egyptian Journalists Call for Press Freedom"8min
Check Your Understanding: "Old Age, Debt Threaten Vietnam Economy"8min
Game: Active/Passive Game12min
Game: Subject/Verb Agreement Game14min

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6 horas para concluir

Unit 4: Broadcasting the News

In this unit, we will focus on speaking skills for delivering the news. At the end of the unit, you will write a script and read a news report for other students to listen to. ...
Reading
14 vídeos (Total de 51 min), 8 leituras, 11 testes
Video14 videos
Listening: "VOA Fast Five"5min
Unlockable Achievementmin
The People of Broadcast Journalism4min
Types of Stories for Broadcast Journalism4min
Using Conversational Style4min
Language Focus – Present Tense & Active Voice4min
Ratings in TV News: How Journalists Compete4min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Sensationalism in TV News5min
The 24-hour News Cycle5min
Language Focus - Stress & Pausing5min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Listening: "Telepresence - The Next Best thing to Being There"2min
Reading8 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: Studying Broadcast Journalism Gives Student an Opportunity to Learn about News Worldwide10min
ADVANCED: Studying Broadcast Journalism Gives Student an Opportunity to Learn about News Worldwide10min
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Present your Script Instructions10min
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Written Option10min
Game: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
Radio Hoax Causes Panic10min
Forget a seat at the table. This reporter wants a seat in the briefing room.10min
Quiz10 exercícios práticos
Check your Understanding 1: Listening: "VOA Fast Five"8min
Game 1: Matching Language to Definitions22min
Check Your Understanding 2: "Studying Broadcast Journalism Gives Student an Opportunity to Learn about News Worldwide"8min
Game 2: Print vs. Broadcast Journalism16min
Assessment 1: Rewrite your article as a copy for a broadcast2min
Game 3: Stress12min
Check Your Understanding: "Radio Hoax Causes Panic?8min
Check Your Understanding: "Forget a seat at the table. This reporter wants a seat in the briefing room"10min
Check Your Understanding: "Telepresence - The Next Best Thing to Being There"8min
Game: Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle26min
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por ABNov 26th 2016

Excellent course for people for whom English is not their mother tongue! Very well paced.\n\nThe course also provides a good insight on what journalism is suppose to be, its principles and values!

por JRMar 3rd 2017

One of the best courses I have finished in the last years. A very well organized and dynamic course. Teachers with a lot of experience and good expertise in the area of teaching. 100% recommended!

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John Cotton

Manager of Instructional Staff Development
English Language Programs

Eve Litt

Language Specialist
English Language Programs

Sobre University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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