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Journalists cover the who, what, when, where, and why of events, problems, and outcomes. Journalism can do good by drawing attention to community needs and celebrating community wins. Learn more about journalism with online courses delivered through edX.
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What is journalism?

Journalism encompasses the process of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. While print and broadcast journalism have historically dominated news media, technology has revolutionized the way information is presented and resulted in a growth in citizen journalism. Journalism can provide local, national, and international coverage. It can report on nearly any topic with the goal of presenting unbiased facts that allow readers to draw their own conclusions.

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Most entry-level jobs in journalism require at least a bachelor’s degree. Real-world experience and training are also incredibly important for building journalism skills. Many aspiring journalists work as interns at a local newspaper, digital media outlet, or news station.

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Careers in journalism

Journalists can work as reporters, correspondents, news writers, columnists, and newscasters. They may be general assignment reporters or specialize in a specific field, such as politics, the economy, sports, travel, and fashion. The skills that journalists use are transferable to careers in copy editing, public relations, marketing, film and video editing, and photography. Explore how learning journalism can help your career and begin your educational journey today with courses delivered through edX.