English for Journalists offers instruction in English language development for students who are studying journalism, or working journalists who want to improve their English proficiency. Students with a basic understanding and interest in journalism are encouraged to sign up.
In this communication course, you will learn about key topics that are essential to journalists working around the world. These topics include:
free speech and freedom of the press
sports writing and broadcast
humor and satirical news writing
understanding science and technology in journalism
Issues in English vocabulary, idioms, and grammar are explored as well.
“English for Journalists” is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and developed in partnership with the Regional English Language Office in Central and Southeastern Europe, the Voice of America, and English language educators across Central and EasternEurope. This course is being offered by UC Berkeley as part of the U.S. Department of State’s MOOC Camp.
Improve your English vocabulary and grammar in order to write more effective stories
Communicate more effectively with others in interviews and reports
Different styles of news writing include humor, satirical, sports and broadcast
Understand current issues facing journalists globally
How technology and science affect journalism
Understand issues of ethics, equality, and fairness as they apply to journalism
Director of College Writing Programs
University of California, Berkeley