Continuing Education

Why did I choose to continue my education?

The Covid-19 pandemic has halted many aspects of people’s lives including my own; however, as I await on job opportunities, I thought I would take this time for myself  to engage in online learning and develop more skills that could potentially make me more marketable in the field of Journalism. 

Featured below: Certificates that I achieved through online learning. 

My online learning

Coursera Courses:

1. Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals

I completed the Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals course on 3 September 2020. The course is authorised by the University of California, Davis – USA offered through Coursera. After completion of this course, I developed knowledge in On-Page SEO, Off-Page SEO, and Technical Optimization.

2. What is Social?

I completed the What is Social – MOOC 1 course on 13 September 2020. The course was authorised by Northwestern University offered through Coursera. After completion of this course, I developed knowledge in digital trends, learned about how to grow my professional network, engaged in discussion board questions, and developed a plan on how to best reach my high-value market.

Google Digital Garage course:

The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

I completed The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course on 7 September 2020. The course is accredited by Google Digital Garage. After completion of this course, I developed an understanding of online success, Search Engine Optimization, getting noticed on social media, advertising tactics, how to track and measure traffic using analytics, and International Marketing.

LinkedIn Course:

Personal Development – Influencer interview: Oprah Winfrey

In this course, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner interviewed with CEO, Producer, Actress, and Innovator Oprah Winfrey. After completing this course, I learned three key things: I need to define my vision (what is my why), know what my intention is, and manifest in what you want by acting with intention.

About Journo Jess


Hello, my name is Jessica Noel Quinlan. This is my portfolio – a collection of my best work in the field of journalism. Furthermore, this includes projects from my collegiate classes, plus my production packages from my collegiate placements in television, radio, and online news. Moreover, I have also written a series of articles during the 2019 – 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, which consists of a huge portion of articles I have written thus far.
I hope you enjoy all of the content within my website! Please feel free to leave any comments or send me an e-mail if you are interested in working with me. I take my job as a freelance journalist very seriously and choose to uphold high standards for myself as a journalist.

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More about me:                                                                                                                I am originally from the rocky mountains of Cleveland, Tennessee – USA.  I am now living in the United Kingdom with my husband, whom I recently married on 21 of December 2019 in Cancun, Mexico with our close family and friends.

I have a Postgraduate degree in Multiplatform & Mobile Journalism from Birmingham City University (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Information, with a concentration in Journalism & Electronic Media from theUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA).

I am an ambitious freelance journalist who aspires to be a contracted news reporter/presenter at a well-known broadcast station (such as ITV, BBC, or CNN), a published author, and a motivational speaker.

Reporting on human interest stories that makes a positive impact are the type of stories I enjoy reporting. I believe it is my duty as a journalist to find people who need to tell their story to the public in order for change to occur.

Not only do I want to tell other people’s stories, but I also want to share my own as well. With that said, I am in the process of writing a book that is based on my life and the many struggles I have had to overcome to get to where I am now.

My hobbies include working out, hiking, skiing, singing, hanging out with friends, participating in community outreach, spending quality time with my husband and our families, and travelling to new and exciting places with my husband. With that said, I have designed a website devoted to mine and my husband travels and those stories can be viewed here.

Recently married: Two families became one

The American Family – The Quinlan’s
The Brazilian Family – The Fukuchi’s
Mr. & Mrs. Fukuchi – Cancun, Mexico 21 December 2019
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