I really had a wonderful time learning from this course. The explanation was excellent in every video and it gave me a very clear understanding of the topics. Thank you so much for making this course!
I really enjoyed learning the inside parts to gathering and developing the news! This has taught me very valuable information on how to gather and put together news.\n\nThanks,\n\nDenise S.
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par Masoud H A•
A better understanding of how to use news effectively, more important, verification of the sources and materials in hand before going to the publication, and do not misuse the information unethically or it will cost dearly.
par Aadya P•
Very beautifully designed and informative. All professors are learned and interactive. Its just like sitting in a classroom
par Jordan H•
Great content, but implementation of "Peer Eval" system is very spotty and slows down the learning process.
par Tomelilla G•
A valuable and detailed course with practical suggestions
par Jeronne d V•
quizzes are too short. make it harder.
par Pierre V•
very instructive and practical
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par Alexandria M H•
The video transcripts are terrible and inaccurate. Who transcribed them? The discussion and exam questions are often poorly-worded and vague at best, and grammatically incoherent at worst. The quizzes are overly simplistic at times, and others don't seem to address the content from that unit. The course is very, very general, and doesn't go into much depth. It isn't rigorous. The "peer review" assignments leave no room for evaluation. You can give 15 points or zero points, forcing you to choose whether to pass or fail your classmate for a mediocre but technically acceptable answer, or an insightful but incomplete answer. The course could be greatly improved if even one of the j-school graduate students at Michigan State simply proofread the content. I'm disappointed, but I need the capstone course to produce some writing samples for my own j-school applications, so I will continue with the specialization. tldr; the course is overly basic and poorly written.
par David A B•
A superficial/introductory presentation of sources and methods used by journalists. Could benefit from greater emphasis on questioning methodologies and narrative/investigative lead development.
par nicolas b•
Sadly I missed one assignment because there was no one to review it ! There's no one. I have 7 out 9 passed, but I can't tell if I passed or not.
par Lijuan Z•
There some technical issues with this course:
the assignment and preview is not working! makes it impossible to complete the course.
par Eva G•
There are some incorrect answers in quizes and some instructions for the ssigments are qiute unclear...
par Sunny d l•
review are not getting fast it take time to get the review overall this course is full of experience
I thought the course was oldfashioned, it doesn't prepare you to be a journalist in the digital age, where terms like crowdfunding, search ability, new businessmodels, apps and social media are key factors of success. Yes, there was a small section where they explained crowdsourcing (lol) but interviewing as many people as you can seems to be cryptosaurus approach. Also the social media tips seem to be very interesting if you're 65+. It's worth following this course for free but definately not your money, the free course on futurelearn had ten times more content and I learned so much more...
par Kalyani B•
drones on about the obvious