Created by:  Michigan State University

  • Joanne Gerstner

    Taught by:  Joanne Gerstner, Sports Journalist in Residence

    Michigan State University School of Journalism

  • Jeremy Steele

    Taught by:  Jeremy Steele, Specialist

    Michigan State University School of Journalism

  • David Poulson

    Taught by:  David Poulson, Instructor

    School of Journalism

  • Eric Freedman

    Taught by:  Eric Freedman, Instructor

    School of Journalism

  • Joe Grimm

    Taught by:  Joe Grimm, Instructor

    School of Journalism

  • Lucinda D. Davenport

    Taught by:  Lucinda D. Davenport, Director & Professor

    School of Journalism
Basic Info
Commitment4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Hardware Reqnone
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.7 stars
Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said

How It Works

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Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 76 ratings

Very interesting!

Great course very resourceful to my career.

It just keeps getting better.

Each course is a healthy and robust expansion upon the last. My knowledge base continues to expand: My writing in general has become honed, my videos and pictures have enhanced. I am getting more compliments on my presentations.

This course builds nicely upon the last 2 with a focus on how to successfully carry your news and reports to your readership.

As always, instructors are varied in personality, their individual rhythm and cadence is appealing. I feel a deep sense of engagement with the material. The slides behind the instructors are thoughtful and well-placed; bulleting key topics. I felt I was honestly both learning and understanding the material.

I experienced both personal and professional accomplishment in this course. I am signing up right now for the next one.

An amazing course indeed