Journalism Fundamentals: Craft & Values

Course Overview

Journalism Fundamentals: Craft & Values
Self-Directed Course
Time Estimate:
1-2 Hours

About Self-Directed Courses

In a self-directed course, you can start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.

Want to learn about how journalism works? In this course, you'll learn the foundational concepts for reporting, writing, editing and producing multimedia. You'll also gain insight into how journalists think and make editorial decisions.

What Will I Learn:

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the basics of effective reporting, writing, editing, interviewing and multimedia production
  • Describe the editorial process and ethical decisions that journalists make
  • Pinpoint the ingredients for success in reporting and writing
Who should take this course:

Anyone interested in learning the very basics of journalism.

Course Instructor:

Mark J. Miller

Mark J. Miller has written for American Journalism Review, Presstime, Crain's BtoB's Media Business, Folio: magazine and Digital Magazine News as well as Glamour, Details, The Washington Post,, Sports Illustrated for Kids and Runner's World, among many others.

Technical Requirements:

For this course you will need to have at least version 7.0 of the Flash plugin installed. For the best experience, we suggest that:

  • PC users use Internet Explorer or Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox
  • Mac users use Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox or Safari
  • You set your monitor resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher
  • You use a high-speed connection