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The choices facing prospective j-students

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If you want to be a journalist, there's no single, clear path to land a job in a newsroom. Some journalists never study journalism. Those who do, must choose from a wide and growing array of courses, programs, internships, and degrees to try to reach their goal.

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Photos: Inside the new home of Carleton’s journalism school

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Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication is settling into a new home this fall after moving out of St. Pat's — the building it called home for more than 25 years. Mary McGuire gives us a peek inside the school’s new digs.

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Teaching j-students how to live-tweet events

A U.S. journalism educator shares his ideas about how to teach students to provide live coverage via Twitter with tweets that are not just relevant, timely, accurate and interesting but that are complete sentences, provide attribution and follow journalistic style for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

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New journalism program launched in Ontario

With the launch Trent University and Loyalist College’s new joint degree journalism program comes the inevitable question: In the current economic environment and difficult job market, does Canada need another j-school? In talking to people behind the new program as well as experts and those who have recently launched programs of their own, Angelina Irinici takes a look at the timing and the value of the Trent-Loyalist program.

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Applying innovation to journalism curricula

Journalism educators went back to school for three days recently at The Poynter Institute's Teachapalooza 2012 looking for inspiration about how to update their lessons and their programs to respond to the changes in the industry. One of the participants, Kanina Holmes, an assistant professor of journalism at Carleton University, reflects on the lessons she learned about everything from the challenges of teaching new technologies and new skills for jobs that don't currently exist, to teaching the traditional building blocks of journalism and instilling in j-students a sense of mission.

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J-schools at a turning point

As the media industry faces unprecedented changes, journalism schools are re-thinking their programs. Mary McGuire explains why some critics say it's time for bold changes though there's no clear agreement on what those changes should be.

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Two Ottawa journalists win Michener fellowships

Two Ottawa journalists will spend four months each working on two very different issues, thanks to Michener-Deacon jouranlism fellowships. The winners were announced Thursday, May 10, 2012.

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New fellowship in journalism eduction goes to two Ottawa journalists

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The first winners of a new fellowship in journalism education were announced Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Clickers in the Classroom

Classroom clickers: technology for technology’s sake or a helpful teaching tool? Bruce Gillespie, assistant professor in the journalism program at Wilfrid Laurier-Brantford, explains how using "clickers" in large journalism classes can be an effective tool for teaching and learning.

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Deadlines approaching for j-school applications

If you are interested in enrolling in a journalism program at any of Canada's universities or colleges, it's time to get your resumes, applications and portfolios together. The deadlines for applications are fast approaching.

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