Feb 28, 2016
Excellent course material and good learner participation. I think a stronger instructor presence will round it off nicely (even if only in the forums). Great presentation Mr Grimm!
Mar 07, 2016
As a beginning course in journalism, this has been a true experience for me. I learned more than I thought I would about ethics, professionalism, and how to be true to your story.
автор: Farah S K•
Jul 19, 2016
The course is great for beginners into the filed of learning to be reporting. I am happy i signed up for it though it was a bad time at work to focus on the course but I did. I look forward to completing the remaining courses required for specialisation. Thankyou coursera and the Michigan State University for the opportunity.
автор: Anna C S V•
Mar 12, 2016
I liked that it focus on new media, however I missed some text material to support the classes. Some minor mistakes on the exercises still need to be fixed. Some videos could be better produced, but the content is very good and I understand that it is also intended to be view on cellphones, so it was good.
автор: Kalaiarasan S•
Jan 15, 2018
'What is news?' is a part of course of Become a Journalist: Report the News! The traveling through this first course is good easy. Not too much of pressure and burden. It will be good for participants to have multi-way thinking ability to know practical answers whenever doing quizzes and assignments.
автор: Shrijita B•
Feb 11, 2016
I am still taking this course and I am really excited to take the other courses in the specialization. The topics are covered with in- depth analysis and I am very much satisfied with course content.
автор: Kwame S•
Jun 16, 2018
Material is great, and have submitted everything early. Just waiting to be peer reviewed and have people to peer review so I can finish this module completely.
автор: Leon R•
Aug 02, 2018
I enjoyed this course. As I stated in my review of the second course, the instructors need to make sure the prompts for the peer-graded assignments match.
автор: Daniel A•
Apr 06, 2016
A great place to start for blossoming journalists. This will teach you basic skills that you utilize many times in a journalism career.
автор: aman g•
Apr 04, 2016
Awesome course on ethics of journalism and also describes how to gain the TRP news channel or websites etc. sensationalize the news
автор: Daniel M•
Sep 09, 2018
This course would be a little underwhelming on its own, but it works great as an introduction to the 5 course series.
автор: Maysaa A•
Feb 05, 2017
very engaging, and has shown me that credible content and engaging content do not have to be seperte from each other.
автор: Asil A•
Sep 16, 2016
The course is quite interesting, but I have not given it a 5 star because the quality of some videos is very poor.
автор: Jeremy A•
Jul 11, 2018
A nice overview of journalism's purpose, highlighting the tasks and hurdles involved in reporting the news.
Mar 26, 2020
This is a basic theory course of journalism. The teachers are very nice, and very clear explanation.
автор: Chu X•
Nov 05, 2019
It is hard to finish the homework of reviewing works , because the amount is really small.
автор: Zoe D•
Feb 22, 2017
Well structured course and excellent distribution of content and variety.
автор: Raquel F•
Aug 02, 2019
The debates were introductory. I would like something deeper.
автор: Isabel S•
Apr 25, 2016
Awesome opportunity to update your journalistic skills.
автор: Jack M•
Jul 17, 2017
I found it informative and a good place to start.
автор: Mohamed Z R•
Mar 12, 2016
автор: Daniele L•
May 23, 2016
The course is a well thought and masterfully set of lessons on the main principle of journalism: it talks ethics starting from maybe old concepts that surprisingly are still fitting today.
Being a basic course, it is very easy to follow and finish. Quizzes are alternating between very good and very bad. Tough ethical decisions and a space to discuss them is a really great thing, but peer grading two phrases essays with only the ability of telling yes or no doesn't make for a good use of the crowdsourcing the very course is advocating.
The videos seem to have been made with an indecent knowledge of the technology, especially for journalists who are supposed to use it daily; green screens were used so badly as some parts of the professors "spark white", and slides are often cut away and put back in view while the teacher is talking about it, which was downright infuriating.
It still qualifies for a very good opening course in journalism, but needs serious improvement.
автор: Vorian M•
May 08, 2018
The quality control of the course is not very good. Some videos repeat the same take twice. Some questions are misplaced. Some of the peer review prompts are placed as questions for the student, which causes confusion.
The lecturers are very little personal. i.e I dont connect with them so I dont get too inspired and loose motivation with this particular course (not the subject).
I feel a bit like in a sausage machine, yet there are not enough students on the course to review my assignments, or for me to review assignments. I keep on having to go back to, a for me completed course, to see if there is anyone I can review to get my certificate.
This goes for all of the courses in the series, regretfully.
автор: SUMEYYE N U•
Jun 16, 2019
There are some grammar mistakes or less explanations about the questions or the homeworks. Its so hard to focus to videos because of that bad green mask. Hire somebody to do it professionally. I like the teachers and the content of the courses, but the information for the assignments are not enough for an ESL. I finished the course, but still my page has not yet updated, and I couldn't find more information about my schedule. Id like to more control of my page and more touch to the instructors, if its possible. Thank you
автор: Reecha K•
Jan 31, 2017
I did like the course, it was informative. However, there didn't seem to be enough interaction with the professors themselves, and the grading by peers didn't make me feel like I really deserved the grade I got. The quizzes were also really easy, which again, made me feel like I didn't deserve the grade. It would be great if we could have at least one short paper graded by the professors themselves with a limit of words so it wouldn't take up too much of their time.
автор: Yan T•
Jan 03, 2018
Would have liked more practical work. How to write a lead? Etc. I am hoping the rest of the courses in this program are a bit more practical. While I appreciate the theory, etc, at the end of the day I want to write as much as possible and get feedback on the writing.
автор: Eva G•
Apr 18, 2016
A little bit to basic and some informations are useless beause they are part of the common knowledge. I also find quite a few technical issues when trying it in the first termin.