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English for Journalism

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This course aims to help learners improve their English language skills while gaining knowledge about journalism. By the end of the course, students will be able to pitch stories, conduct interviews, write articles in different styles, and understand the principles of journalism. The course covers language topics such as grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure, along with journalistic skills like researching, reporting accurately, and using different media formats. The teaching method includes video lectures, language focus exercises, and practical assignments. This course is designed for individuals interested in journalism, aspiring journalists, communication students, or anyone looking to enhance their English language proficiency in a journalistic context.


Why English for Journalism?.
History of Journalism 1.
History of Journalism 2.
Language Focus - Simple Past and Past Progressive.
Principles of Journalism 1 - Gathering Sources.
Principles of Journalism 2 - Telling the Story.
Language Focus - Word Families.
Principles of Journalism 3 - Impacting People.
Language Focus - Phrases for Agreeing and Disagreeing.
Choosing a Topic.
Researching an Idea.
Pitching a Story to Newspaper and Magazines.
Pitching a Story to Radio.
Language Focus: Asking Questions.
Interviewing Sources: Reliability, Facts, and Opinions.
Interviewing Sources: Listening Strategies.
Language Focus: Quoting Sources and Reporting Verbs.
Language Focus: Quoting Sources and Using Reported Speech.
Print Media: From Topic to Idea.
Types of Leads.
Creating a Lead.
Language Focus - Subject-Verb Agreement.
Writing the Body - Inverted Pyramid Style.
Writing a Conclusion.
Writing Using Associated Press Style.
Language Focus: Structure of Active and Passive Voice.
Language Focus: Use of Active and Passive Voice.
Reporting Accurately.
How to Proofread an Article.
The Language of Broadcast Journalism.
The People of Broadcast Journalism.
Types of Stories for Broadcast Journalism.
Using Conversational Style.
Language Focus: Present Tense and Active Voice.
How Journalists Compete.
Sensationalism in TV News.
The 24-Hour News Cycle.
Language Focus: Stress and Pausing.
Origins and Current State of the Digital Age.
New Media: Language and Structure.
Types of New Media Stories.
The Impact on the Journalistic Process.
The Impact on Traditional Media.
Language Focus: Present Perfect Form.
Language Focus: Data Commentary.
Citizen Journalism.
New Media Challenges: Ethics in the Digital Age.
Intellectual Property and Censorship.
New Media Challenges: The Digital Divide.
English for Journalism: Course Conclusion.

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American English


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